Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

The Wal-Mart Connection

(op-ed submission & feel free to circulate)

Dec 2007

Jenny CHAN
Chief Coordinator
Students & Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)
Tel: (852) 2392 5464 or 2392 5463
Fax: (852) 2392 5463
Skype: wlchanskype
Mailing Address: P.O.Box No. 79583, Mongkok Post Office, Hong Kong

The Wal-Mart Connection

Amidst the holiday shopping season and on the heels of massive toy recalls, products manufactured in China are a hot topic. In recent Congressional hearings, blame was cast on entities ranging from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to manufacturers to the [...]

South China Morning Post: Fighting back

南華早報 South China Morning Post 2008-01-08 EDT EDT14

Fighting back

Workers claiming to be overworked and underpaid are suing their former mainland bosses,writes Simon Parry


There are no Disney figures in the family home of Mr Huang the toymaker. [...]

Letter to Disney CEO–The results of a two & a half year journey:Unfulfilled Promises

To: Robert A. Iger – CEO, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Fax: (818) 560-1930

Mr. Iger:

SACOM sent letters to Disney on the 24th August 2005 and 8th December 2006 asking to discuss Disney’s efforts to implement a code of conduct in China. To date, we’ve received no reply. In a third attempt, we send out this public letter requesting a face-to-face meeting with you. Before the opening of Disney’s 5th theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland, SACOM joined a group of university students who identified themselves as “Disney Hunters” to launch the Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience Campaign in September of 2005. During these 2½ [...]

The Sunday Times: Disney toys made in ‘sweatshops’

Disney toys made in ‘sweatshops’

December 23, 2007

The Sunday Times

Hollywood Reporter : Disney suppliers accused of labor abuse

link to source

HONG KONG — Thousands of people are making stuffed Walt Disney toys at a factory in

southern China up to 16 hours a day with only a few days off a month, a Hong Kong-based

labor activist group said Wednesday.

“During the peak season, before Christmas, workers at the factory start at 8 a.m. and don’t

finish until midnight,” said Jenny Chan, an activist with the Hong Kong-based Students and

Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior.

Chan said the Tianyu Toys factory in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan regularly holds