Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Dec 2008 17:15 UTC, submitted by Michael
In the News In a muckraking Spiegel.de article, suppliers to well-known computer manufacturers are accused of mistreating workers and violating Chinese labor law: "According to a Hong-Kong based human rights organization, working hours total up to 370 hours per month, workers aren't receiving the legal minimum wage and in the run-up to Christmas, days off are cut out entirely." One of the reasons that high tech hardware has become so widespread and useful is because it's so inexpensive. As this article demonstrates, this affordability can come at a price.
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RE[3]: shit happens
by jlarocco on Wed 17th Dec 2008 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: shit happens"
jlarocco
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Well what exactly is your plan then?

Assume everybody in "the west" stops buying things made in China. Millions of Chinese lose their jobs, and then what?

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