Following a China Labor Watch report released last week alleging the use of child labor at a...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 16, 2012
Apple has released its latest Supplier Responsibility report, which shows an 80% drop in underage labour and signs of a new and long-awaited transparency. The company also published a nearly comprehensive list of suppliers for...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 5, 2009
Below are photos of school-aged children peddling newspapers on the streets of Changsha, capital city of Hunan Province. The photos were taken from rednet.cn, which also supplied the captions and commentary, translated by CDT....
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2008
More details are emerging about the child labor case uncovered recently in rural Sichuan. From the New York Times: China is now investigating whether hundreds, perhaps thousands, of poor children of the Yi ethnic minority group...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 31, 2007
AP follows up on the Olympics child labor allegations: A company alleged to have used child labor to produce licensed products for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has had its contract terminated, Beijing organizers said Tuesday. In addition, three other companies accused of labor-law violations in a report released in early June have had their contracts […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2007
The group of fathers whose children are missing in the brick kilns of Shanxi Province have written a second letter expressing frustration with the long and painful process they have been through searching for their children and decrying the government for their failure to help. Translated by a CDT reader: We are the fathers of […]
by Mo Ming | Jun 19, 2007
The Wall Street Journal reporter Gordon Fairclough interviewed one of the victims of the Shanxi Brick Kiln forced labor case and published a detailed story on how Li Yaokai, one of the first abducted children to “give an extended interview to the foreign press”, got kidnapped at Zhengzhou Railway Station and was transported to Shanxi […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 18, 2007
ESWN has translated a lengthy investigation by CCTV into the Shanxi brick kiln case, in which the foreman of the kiln is interviewed and describes the beatings of workers “a fairly small thing.” ESWN has also included translations of articles on the case from Southern Metropolis Daily and Southern Weekend. From the CCTV transcript: Feng […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 15, 2007
CDT partially translated the letter from 400 fathers, whose children have been kidnapped and illegally forced to work as slaves in some brick kilns in Shanxi. An update: a story from Keralanext.com reports that the number of forced laborers and child labor rescued and freed from brick kilns has reached 379. Rescue teams comprising a […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 14, 2007
From BBC News: More than 200 people, including 29 children, have been rescued after working as “slaves” in brick kilns in central China, state media reports. Tens of thousands of police moved in on the kilns in Henan province, arresting 120 people, Xinhua news agency said. They acted after media reports claimed that children were […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 12, 2007
The Christian Science Monitor reports on child labor in China, in the wake of allegations that factories used to make Olympics merchandise are employing 12 year olds: Some observers say that the latest reports represent a weak point in China’s otherwise strong record of enforcing child labor laws – especially at a time when child […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 10, 2007
From Financial Times: Licensed goods being made for next year’s Beijing Olympic Games are being manufactured by child labour and “sweatshops” in China, the Playfair Alliance says in a report published on Monday. Research found children as young as 12 producing Olympic merchandise. Playfair says that adults producing goods for the Beijing games earn as […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China