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(Reuters)   Chinese supplier of Samsung, Lenovo, denies using child workers, saying they're all back in school now, anyway   (reuters.com) divider line 6
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2014-08-28 09:43:31 AM  
Despite the old stereotypes, I doubt there's actually much child labor in China; under the one-child policy, the birth rate is way down, and most families want to invest in their only son / daughter to make sure they're successful. It's much more common in higher birth-rate / younger countries like Cambodia, the Philippines, and some Central American countries. There are sweatshops but those mostly employ adults.
 
2014-08-28 02:48:50 PM  
And that's not dog on your plate, it's chicken.
 
2014-08-28 02:57:19 PM  
20 year old Asians look 14
 
2014-08-28 04:14:49 PM  

Arkanaut: Despite the old stereotypes, I doubt there's actually much child labor in China; under the one-child policy, the birth rate is way down, and most families want to invest in their only son / daughter to make sure they're successful. It's much more common in higher birth-rate / younger countries like Cambodia, the Philippines, and some Central American countries. There are sweatshops but those mostly employ adults.


Well, that's reassuring.

Yeah, China does want their one kid to get a good to get a good education and be successful, but a lot of them are poor and sometimes the schools themselves use the students as labor in factories.
 
2014-08-28 11:09:07 PM  

gfid: Arkanaut: Despite the old stereotypes, I doubt there's actually much child labor in China; under the one-child policy, the birth rate is way down, and most families want to invest in their only son / daughter to make sure they're successful. It's much more common in higher birth-rate / younger countries like Cambodia, the Philippines, and some Central American countries. There are sweatshops but those mostly employ adults.

Well, that's reassuring.

Yeah, China does want their one kid to get a good to get a good education and be successful, but a lot of them are poor and sometimes the schools themselves use the students as labor in factories.


lol, wut? lived in china for 15 years, never heard that one.

kids from poor families work, it's common. there are over a billion of these farkers.
 
2014-08-29 06:42:42 AM  

some_beer_drinker: lol, wut? lived in china for 15 years, never heard that one.


Just based on what I'm heard and read from various NGOs.

And I remember reading about this when it happened:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/1325558/38-chil dr en-killed-making-fireworks-at-Chinese-school.html

"Mr Zheng accused a 46-year-old teacher of being the ringleader of the operation, in which pupils earned their school fees by fitting fuses to illegal fireworks. Education is not free in China, and many rural families struggle to pay fees. "

8 year olds, dude.  

kids from poor families work, it's common. there are over a billion of these farkers.

That's kind of the point I was making.  China - so I've read - does indeed have child labor laws.
 
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