Forced Labor and Social Control in Xinjiang

Just as the Chinese government has announced that detainees at internment camps in Xinjiang have “graduated” – without offering any evidence or explanation – researcher Adrian Zenz has released a paper...

Nicholas Kristof on Tiananmen and Sweatshops

In an open Q&A session at Reddit this week, The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof discussed his experience covering the Tiananmen protests and his views on sweatshops, among other important issues. CaptainApathy419:...

Sweatshop Allegedly Abuses Mentally Ill

Global Times has reported the arrest of a man in Xinjiang who allegedly trafficked slave laborers, many of whom are mentally ill: A total of 11 workers, including eight mentally disabled people, were found to be working in...

A Night at the Electronics Factory

The New York Times spends a night with workers at Shenzhen’s now-notorious Foxconn plant: And what is life like for a cog in China’s labor-intensive factory model? Mr. Yuan, with the approval of his supervisor, described...

Confessions of a Sweatshop Inspector

T.A. Frank, an editor at the Washington Monthly and a former sweatshop inspector, ruminates on sweatshops worldwide — with a particular focus on China — and the companies they supply with cheap products. From the...

The cost of fun – Eric Clark

The Sunday Telegraph ran an excerpt from The Real Toy Story, by Eric Clark, about the migrant workers in China making toys to supply the world’s children: The dominance of China

Secrets, Lies, And Sweatshops

From Business Week, via A Glimpse of the World: American importers have long answered criticism of conditions at their Chinese suppliers with labor rules and inspections. But many

FoxConn Sues Newspaper – ESWN

From EastSouthWestNorth blog: After an investigation, Apple has now basically said that things were not as bad as the two British tabloids reported, although some improvements


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