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Shoe Strike

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On April 17, 2014
Chinese workers making shoes for American manufacturers are on strike: More than 30,000 staff at the Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) factory in Dongguan city have been striking for several days in protest at unpaid social insurance payments, said US-based China Labour Watch, adding that police had beaten and detained several protesters. China is facing labour […]

Smog Drones

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On March 8, 2014

I’m sure that dumping more chemicals in the air is the answer to the problem of Chinese smog: Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the

China Solar

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On January 25, 2014
While we all know of the environmental disaster that is China and the huge problems the Chinese government has had in managing that pollution, especially given the emphasis it places on economic growth and the control local party officials have over these matters in the their localities, it’s also true that China is eating our […]

Foxconn Labor Strife

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On August 16, 2013

Glad to see workers in China fighting back against their conditions of work at Foxconn. Of course, I’m sure that the computer industry will move the factory to Vietnam or Cambodia. After all, gi

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The apparel industry’s terrible toll upon working-class Asians becomes more apparent everyday: “Distressed” jeans are designed to make that wear-and-tear look seem oh-so-effortless, but it can be the result of someone’s body taking a real beating. According to a recent investigation by the advocacy groups Clean Clothes Campaign, War on Want, and Hong Kong-based Students […]

Model?

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On June 29, 2013

Interesting story here: On June 25, Chinese officials were confronted with what appears to be the first public legal challenge arising from the Snowden affair. Xie Yanyi, a Beijing-based human rights

Back from Kansas City, but still running behind… this is last week’s Diplomat column, on the differences between summiting in the Cold War and in the Era of Sino-American Ambivalence: Early indications suggest that last week’s Sunnylands summit will have few lasting impacts on US-China relations; beyond a couple of minor embarrassments, the summit appears […]
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