Wonderful array of photos here from Hong Kong based Emilie Pavey
H/T: Lost Laowai
Nearly 4 years following the devastating Sichuan Earthquake which killed more than 70,000 people–more than 19,000 of them children, disaster relief supplies remain in storage.
Unopened Boxes of Sichuan Earthquake Disaster Relief
More here including photos from Ministry of Tofu
Foxconn Demonstrator holding a placard while taking part in a protest against the Taiwan company which manufacturers Apple products assembled in China
(China Post) While the radio program This American Life has retracted a January episode critical of working conditions at a Chinese factory which makes iPhones and iPads for Apple Corp saying that it contained “numerous fabrications” there are in-fact other news items worth noting, that have accused the Cupertino, CA company of not taking responsibility for the deplorable working conditions at their suppliers at a Foxconn Plant in China, Chengdu and at their Ri-Teng plant in Shanghai
On the 10 February, China Labor Watch published an “Open Letter to Apples New CEO Tim Cook” alleging among other things, Apple (suppliers) employees being required to “work as long as 11 hours a day 6 days a week” with only 1 hour long break for lunch during the day; other employees are reportedly exposed “to vast amounts of aluminum dust” and may be injured or killed, should the dust ignite and explode, among the issues addressed but not corrected—Apple Corp has never responded to these allegations made.
Likewise, at Apple Corp supplier Foxconn in Shenzhen Longhua, employees reportedly work 6 days a week–recently one worker calling himself Li Qi, said besides working six days weekly, he worked 80 hours of overtime each month for 3500 Yuan ($533.70) monthly after taxes–Li further stated that he, starts working at 7:00 am having to get up before 6:00 am everyday–not even 10 minutes of break during a days work…at the iPad production line, there are 2 to 3 ten minute breaks other than lunch time.
Even though Apple Corp & Foxconn dodged a bullet based upon what is now being reported as a fabricated story written by Mike Daisey and broadcast by This American Life very serious allegations persist about disturbing and quite hazardous working conditions by Apple Corp suppliers, that reportedly have been ignored and go uncorrected.
More here from China Hush
(China Gate/Wenxuecity) China Knock Off Movie Posters–doesn’t the China Regime have any original ideas, without stealing others creative works?
Is this the best China Marxists (often praised by Comrade Obama) have to offer?
H/T: Ministry of Tofu
(New Tang Dynasty) Sixteen organ traffickers including surgeons were recently sued by Beijing Haidian District Procuratorate–the sixteen suspects had removed 51 kidneys for sale and had earned a profit of over RMB 10 Million ($1,587,704.00 USD) the Kidney ring reportedly provided a one station service.
The tidy organ transplants stem from the Chinese Communist Party continued persecution of Fulan Gong practitioners–further investigation revealed, organ traffickers have reportedly provided a one-station service–the entire process ranges from seeking kidney donors and contacting buyers, to hospitals leasing and actual removal surgery.
On the 31 March, 2011 I wrote here about Hu Jie and the China Regime Forced “Black Market” Organ Harvesting.
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