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Foxconn’s Other Product: Human Machine

April 11, 2012


Foxconn, a Taiwanese company in South China, Apple’s largest supplier, is perhaps one of the most notorious companies in recent news. Employing 1.2 million Chinese workers and producing an estimate of 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics, the super company is also known for its most inhuman “super exploitation” of workers. Foxconn workers’ harsh […]

How Much Do Chinese Make? The Answer Depends on Which “Chinese” You’re Looking At

January 21, 2012


To many who live outside China, Chinese seem to be getting richer in a no-less-than-eye-popping fashion. One doesn’t have to look far to be impressed by Chinese’s wealth and spending power. Almost overnight, fleets of Chinese travelers are seen on shopping sprees in boutique stores and fancy malls overseas for everything from designer handbags, clothing, shoes, […]

Girls Just Want to Have Jobs!

December 11, 2011


The Southern Weekend (Nanfang Zhoumo), a progressive magazine in China, is conducting a poll live on its website, asking its readers whether they have been discrimination in job search and employment. Almost 10 thousand readers responded as of today and 84.47% of the respondents said that they have experienced employment discrimination in various forms. The most […]

Steve Jobs, Demigod or Something Else?

November 11, 2011


The Simplified Chinese translation of Steve Jobs, a biography of the late Apple CEO by Walter Isaacson, has been on the shelf in bookstores across China since October 24, the same day when its original English edition was available in the US. During the first week, 678,000 copies were sold in China, which almost doubled […]