Cartoonists Rebel Pepper and Badiucao address the ongoing uproar over toymaker Lego’s...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 3, 2013
In March, Danish toymaker Lego announced plans to build its first Chinese factory to help satisfy...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 19, 2013
According to a new report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 68 percent of all counterfeit goods seized globally between 2008 and 2010 were manufactured in China. Quartz reports: Counterfeit goods make up about 2% of world...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 5, 2013
While baby milk powder is smuggled into China from Hong Kong and around the world due to fears of tainted domestic products, a recent CCTV investigation showed another health hazard for children both in China and abroad. At...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 29, 2011
Corporate responsibility organisation Sacom has accused a Shenzhen toy factory, whose customers include Disney, Mattel and Walmart, of labour abuses such as forced, excessive overtime and employment of underage workers. It also...
by cschultz | Jun 5, 2009
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has fined Mattel $2.3 million for lead-tainted toys that it imported from china. The fine stems from the toymaker’s 2007 recall of 95 types of toys and up to 2 million units,...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 1, 2008
Hit by the world economic crisis and new product regulations, Chinese toy companies are scrambling to stay viable. From Times Online: One after another, once-bustling factories are falling silent and closing their doors while...
by Kate Zhao | Feb 12, 2008
From Reuters via Earthtimes.org : In his dim two-room flat, Huang Renzhong showed a visitor a Mickey Mouse statuette and explained how creating Disney figurines during 15-hour work days in a grim factory led to a $90,000...
by Zhaohua Li | Jan 6, 2008
Chinese state media reports suggest, yet again, that the “Made in China” toy scandals may have involved more bark than bite. Still, the statistics leave some room for doubt. AP via USA Today: The exports worth $7.07 billion between January and October were a 20.1% increase from the same period in 2006, the official Xinhua […]
by Timothy Lesle | Dec 26, 2007
Toy manufacturing is the gift that keeps giving if you’re on the China beat during the holidays. After presidential candidate Barack Obama’s remarks about banning Chinese toy imports to the U.S., the Los Angeles Times’s Barbara Demick visited Beijing’s Hongqiao toy market: Especially to an older generation of Chinese, who were raised without the privileges […]
by Zhaohua Li | Dec 23, 2007
A predicted Christmas cataclysm for toys “made in China” has failed to materialize in the U.S. The reason? Children don’t read the news. From USA Today: A series of high-profile recalls of Chinese-made toys in the fall left many consumers vowing that they wouldn’t buy toys made in China this year. Some analysts feared toy […]
by Kate Zhao | Dec 20, 2007
U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama has said he would ban imports of Chinese-made toys. The response from the blogosphere was swift. China Law Blog rounds up what some other bloggers are saying on the subject: Barack Obama has called for a BAN on Chinese toy imports into the United States. My first thought upon hearing […]
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