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Workers reported that a large number of child workers are hired at a Chinese electronics manufacturing company named Jiangxi Lianchuang Electronics Co., Ltd. Some of the workers are as young as 12 to 14 years old, and they work 11 hours per day in the factory. Journalists later confirmed the use of child labor at Lianchuang.
Based on Chinese media reports, the child workers at Lianchuang work under the same conditions as adults, receiving no special protection. The children work 11 hours per day. Shifts run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with only two one-hour meal breaks and two 10-minutes work breaks. The child workers at Lianchuang are all dispatch workers from a Shenzhen labor dispatch company and earn a low salary.
According to Lianchuang’s official website, the company is a joint-venture between a local Chinese and a Taiwanese company, mainly producing touch screens and optical parts for major brands such as Hisense, TCL, SHARP, and HTC.