9 July 2013, Hong Kong Guangdong province in China is home of approximately half of the world’s denim production supplying garment for popular high street brands like Lee, Levi’s, H&M, Hollister, Wrangler, American Eagle, etc. The recent fashion trend of distressed jeans has however resulted in the [...]
[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now!
[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now! 25 Nov 2013 This summer, SACOM conducted an investigative research towards the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory and discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law. SACOM decided to publish the investigation [...]
26.10.13 – Pui Kwan Liang lässt die Jalousie vor dem Fenster runter. Sie sperrt die Sonne, die staubige Straße am Rande der chinesischen Industriestadt Shenzhen und eventuelle neugierige Blicke aus. Liang, 27, ist berufsmäßig vorsichtig. Die Arbeiteraktivistin aus Hongkong fährt regelmäßig nach China, um die Beschäftigten dort zu unterstützen. Separee im Restaurant, großer runder Tisch [...]
The Guardian, Sunday 20 October 2013 21.00 BST Internships at Foxconn are irrelevant to students’ needs, say Chinese campaigners. Above, Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photograph: Darley Shen /Reuters In China there are about 22 million vocational students (aged 15-18) andFoxconn is one of the biggest employers of these as “interns” (Aditya Chakrabortty, 15 October). Foxconn internship programmes [...]
New Technology, Work and Employment (July 2013), and The Asia-Pacific Journal (August 2013), features two articles on Foxconn in China – “A Suicide Survivor: The Life of a Chinese Worker.” by Jenny Chan and “The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s New Working Class.” by Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. As [...]
Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window. At around 8am on 17 March 2010, Tian Yu threw herself from the fourth floor of her factory dormitory in Shenzhen, southern China. For the past month, the [...]