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Old 05-01-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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China said Wednesday that it had broken up a child labor ring that forced children from poor, inland areas to work in booming coastal cities, acknowledging that severe labor abuses extended into the heart of its export economy.


In recent years, Beijing has stepped up its efforts to crack down on child labor and labor law violations. Last August, Beijing revoked the license of a factory accused of using child labor to produce Olympic merchandise. Several other suppliers were also punished for labor law violations.



China Says Abusive Child Labor Ring Is Exposed - New York Times
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Interesting....

But experts say rising costs of labor, energy and raw material, and labor shortages in some parts of southern China have forced some factory owners to cut costs or find new sources of cheap labor, including child labor.

China Says Abusive Child Labor Ring Is Exposed - New York Times


It's sad what people/corporations/businesses will do for money. If though said business pratice/operator looks upon the population if it were its own repository.

I'm for certain China is not the only place having this problem.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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At least some internal efforts are being made to identify and fix the problems. Between their rate of inflation, improved standard of living and the change in currency relationships, I don't see China having a significant cost advantage for core production for many more years.
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