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Taiwan's Foxconn reviews buying in China after bribe claims

Published on Jan 9, 2013 4:57 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan technology giant Foxconn said on Wednesday it was investigating and reviewing its acquisition procedures in China after allegations that some of its managers had solicited bribes from suppliers.

It was the latest problem to hit the company, which has come under the spotlight after suicides, labour unrest and the use of underage interns at its Chinese plants in recent years.

Foxconn, which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, said it was probing the bribery allegations.

"The company will not only thoroughly investigate the personnel implicated in the case... but also review countermeasures to amend acquisition procedures and the integrity of managers and stop similar incidents from happening again," it said in a statement.

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