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Rights & Wrongs: Chinese Child Labor, U.S. Human Trafficking, and More

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007

CHINA URGED TO END CHILD LABOR IN SCHOOLS -- Human Rights Watch Dec. 3 called on Chinese authorities to end the use of labor programs in Chinese middle schools because of rampant abuses.

"China claims that it is fighting child labor, and repeatedly cites its legal prohibition against the practice as proof. But the government actively violates its own prohibitions by running large programs through the school system that use child labor, lack sufficient health and safety guarantees, and exploit loopholes in domestic labor laws," Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director Sophie Richardson said in a press release. ...

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