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]: shit happens
by wanderingk88 on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE: shit happens"
wanderingk88
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2008-06-26

Worst of it all isn't that China is some sort of communist hell or something like that--it's been actually the capitalists' paradise for a few decades now. Absolutely no restrictions on the market at all.

And guess from where comes 90% of the capital invested in China?

From the US.

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