SPORTSWEAR giant Reebok has denied a report it will follow Levi Strauss and Co and pull out of China because of alleged human rights abuses there. The company will send a team of auditors to inspect its factories in the mainland in the next few days, but says the visit is part of a routine programme of human rights inspections at its plants throughout Southeast Asia. Reebok's public relations chief in the US , Mr John Gillis, said the company's ''director of human rights'', Mr Doug Cahn, would head the team, sent to ensure ''the high human rights standards and practices we have established are being adhered to''. The company recently introduced stringent ''human rights production standards'' for its factories worldwide after a six-month consultation period. with organisations including Levi's - widely recognised as a leading corporation for human rights standards - and United Nations agencies. Reebok's China factories account for 28 per cent of their production.