Bernhardt Meyer China and the world textile industry

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.
Posted: 14 July 2005 at 10:05

Doug Vining RE: China and the world textile industry

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

Wolfgang Grulke RE: China and the world textile industry

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 EU seeks solution to China textiles mess

Brussels has admitted that its Chinese textiles deal is causing trouble for European retailers, but a solution to the problem is unclear as EU diplomats sit down with Chinese counterparts in Beijing later today (25 August).
Posted: 25 August 2005 at 11:57
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