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[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Vinegar Joe on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Vinegar Joe
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2006-08-16

They don't celebrate Christmas because they are Chinese and 99.9999& of them are non-Christian. They celebrate Chinese New Year. And that is VERY big in China. Bigger than Christmas in the West.

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Seriously people, I removed my post 1 minute after I wrote it. Please don't respond to it since it was nonsense and it will only cause another pointless flamewar about nothing. In fact, mod it down.

Edited 2008-12-17 18:33 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by evangs on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
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2005-07-07

They don't celebrate Christmas because they are Chinese and 99.9999& of them are non-Christian.


That's a slightly silly statement given that there are roughly 130 million Christians in China and the church is growing fast. At the very least, 10% of the population in China is Christian.

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RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by sdeber on Wed 17th Dec 2008 20:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
sdeber Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice comment, dude. The funniest joke I have ever heard.

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