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China and the world textile industry
Posted: 14 July 2005

Surely the Chinese textile workers will, within the next few years, realise that they are being abused and ask for better salaries. It is not going to be possible to keep underpaying these people. We live in a small world where people--even in China--become aware of what is going on in the rest of the world.

MindBullet logo CHINA MOVE TRANSFORMS WORLD TEXTILE INDUSTRY
'Cheap' to 'one stop shop' takes West by surprise
Dateline: 19 June 2011
For years, Chinese textile workers have worked their fingers to the bone, three shifts a day, seven days a week. With average labor costs as low as US 60 cents an hour, and unskilled labor costs at close to zero plus living expenses, the price of the humble T-shirt, and many cotton products, has never been lower. Thanks to China's prodigious output and low costs, consumers have enjoyed the ...
 
Wolfgang Grulke Yes of course you are right - the only question is how long it will take. Remember that China today has virtually zero human rights and little history in this regard. This will become a massive battle between an intransigent government and individuals' aspirations. It will be interesting to see how strong Western governments will be on China's human rights without endangering their economic ties!
Posted: 14 July 2005 at 15:33
Doug Vining Yes, and not only over workers' rights. Take a look at EU SUES CHINA FOR POLLUTION in the MindBullets database. This is already becoming a real problem.
Posted: 14 July 2005 at 12:04
 
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