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China: A Country Being Built On Slave Labor.

Apple manufacturing plant workers complain of long hours, militant culture




By Chi-Chi Zhang, CNN

updated 8:43 AM EST, Mon February 6, 2012


























STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rights groups accuse Foxconn, maker of Apple products, of a 'military like culture'
  • Foxconn says it takes responsibility for 1.2 million Chinese workers 'very seriously'
  • Apple: ' We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity'
  • Apple raked in a record $46.3 billion in sales last quarter
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    Chengdu, China (CNN) -- Miss Chen stares curiously
    at the iPad. Even though she works overtime in a factory in southwestern
    China that manufactures them, she's never seen the finished product.
    "Wow, I want it," said Chen, brushing her finger across the glossy screen with curiosity and amazement.


    The 18-year-old student fro

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    • The reason the Chinese workers are in this trouble is because they're not allowed to form labor unions. America this is your future if all your unions are disbanded

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    • They don't even have a say what goes on in their government, so what chance do they have with a say in working conditions?

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      • @blaine131 It's not a racist statement just a wrong one.

        A lot of businesses would not even hire Chinese imigrants. Yes, they faced bigotry similar to African Americans but were only hired by industries like the railroad in the west where blacks were not as plentiful.

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    • US companies are are often targeted by China to get more bribes and claim that foreign nations are oppressing the Chinese. Chinese companies are much much worse. Chinese people like Arabs will cause trouble for anything more they can get. Many foreign companies in China follow good practices, yet authorities often clam that is not so, just to get more bribes, it is common practice there.

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    • how can you compete with a country that treats its people like slaves, they are always going to be able to pump out a cheaper product

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      • @fresnopete

        Every nation in the world has been created through slavery, blood, war and conflict. Is the human process. Besides that, if you look at Chinese history, slavery has always existed, not in the same form as it did in America, but it slavery is slavery.


        What we're seeing in China right now, is the exact thing that happened in America, Europe and other industrialized nations. China has been an industrial nation for just over 30 years, it has not gone through the process and labor rev More..

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    • Socialism is hell

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    • This is why I don't buy shit from Apple, because I don't like their products, but for along time I've been aware of their sweat shops in China. I bought an Ipod along time ago, I did not like the piece of shit!!! Is way overpriced and don't like Itunes at all.

      As a general rule, I won't buy stuff that is made in China, however, there are times when I have little to chose from, so I'm kinda of forced to buy it specially if I need it.

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      • @hedgehog

        I try to buy US made products (more expensive, but a little better quality), I don't mind if they're made in Mexico, Central America or other parts of the world, I try to avoid chinesse made stuff. However, like you said "your house must be very empty." Americans really need to apply the old saying "if you're not gonna keep it for 3 years, then don't buy it at all." That applies to my mother, that buys all kinds of worthless shit, which after 6 months she does not More..

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      • @hedgehog

        Off course, an example of what you said is the fact that American cars in China are wiping the floor with the Chinesse manufacturers. Chinesse customers don't buy their own cars, because they're absolute shit. Buick, an American brand and a kind of car that only old people and seniors drive in America, is huge in China.

        Which is why I don't understand why Americans buy made in China crap; the corporations are guilty of this too, because they want to cut corners and maximize profits More..

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    • Eh, outsourcing much ...


      This has nothing to do with political agendas (like in the tags given by the poster), it has to do with global capitalist paradise which came to existence some 30 years ago ... Anybody who says capitalism -- says slave labour seen in this post -- it is far to lucrative and far too tempting for the corporations, rich investors and "entrepreneur class" to resits!
      Labour is an (additional/excess) cost and capitalism is about profits and turnover, isn't that so More..

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    • And our idiotic politicians, including Obama, claim Americans need "training" and "education" to compete with slave labor in 3rd world countries. Only when it's too late, when the last piece of American manufacturing equipment has been shipped overseas, will they finally ask "What happened?"

      And not only manufacturing, top-paying $100,000+ per year jobs are being sent to India as fast as US corporations can ship them out.

      All the fine furniture factories in North More..

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    • Welcome to the New World Order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Slavery been invented by Arabs and China embrace it.

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