WASHINGTON: Wal-Mart supplier factories in China feature abusive conditions in violation of the retailer’s own “basic” standards, a labour report showed yesterday.

Workers making shoes, Christmas lights, tools, curtains and paper boxes sold at Wal-Mart stores endure “illegal and degrading conditions,” New York-based China Labor Watch said, based on its probe.

The group’s investigation of five Wal-Mart supplier factories reveals that not a single factory has implemented Wal-Mart’s basic standards.