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Practical Ethics: Which is least unethical—buying a Mac, or buying a PC?

Recent news stories have brought to public attention the fact that many Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs, are produced in part in factories with a record of using child labour, failing to provide safe work conditions, and requiring employees to work long shifts for low wages (see, for example, here, here, here and here). This raises the question: should we all stop buying these products?
15 March 2012

Volunteer and Intern at CLB

China Labour Bulletin welcomes volunteers and interns who wish to make a contribution to, and learn more about, labour rights in China. Ideally, interns should have a good understanding of legal, social and economic issues in China, previous experience of working in mainland China and a high level of spoken and written Chinese.
04 January 2012

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06 January 2012

Share your thoughts and expertise

  A major aim of CLB is to help Chinese workers benefit from the experience and expertise of those in the international labour movement. To this end, we encourage trade unionists, labour activists, lawyers and academics to share with us their knowledge and experiences in labour organizing, collective bargaining and labour dispute resolution. We can often adapt that material for our partners in China so that they can then educate and train workers in China and thereby develop and strengthen the movement those workers initiated.
06 January 2012

In China, there is no firefighters’ trade union and it shows

The lack of a trade union in China that is dedicated to the protection of firefighters has led to an under-staffed, poorly-trained and poorly paid workforce that has now suffered what is probably the worst tragedy in its history. Photo: China Daily
19 August 2015


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09 January 2012

Foreign Policy Magazine: Beijing's Labor Pains

Western media coverage of China tends to be dominated by two competing narratives. The first is all about economics. China, it contends, is an epochal success story. The economy is booming and national wealth is on the rise. The Chinese themselves are overwhelmingly satisfied with their lot. There's nowhere to go but up. The second focuses on politics. China is in the grip of communist party dictatorship. People have no democratic rights. Everywhere you turn, there is social turmoil -- seething popular anger over corruption, environmental degradation, illegal land grabs, and summary arrests. Something's got to give. To be sure, both of these interpretations contain grains of truth. But it turns out that there's another way of comprehending the reality of modern-day China -- one that captures the contradictions of the place and allows them to co-exist.
03 March 2010

Politburo official calls for hukou reform – rights of migrant workers high on NPC agenda

Momentum towards reform of China’s household registration (hukou) system seems to be growing in the build-up to this year’s National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s annual parliament, which opens at the end of this week. Zhou Yongkang, China’s most senior official in charge of public and state security, wrote in the Communist Party’s theoretical journal Seeking Truth (求是) that there was now an “urgent” need to reform the country’s anachronistic policy of dividing citizens into urban and rural residents, and explore new ways of managing internal migration.
03 March 2010

Apple's labour report stirs up controversy

Last week, Malcolm Moore of the Daily Telegraph reported on Apple’s own report on labour conditions in its supplier factories. It was revealed that Apple’s suppliers had used child labour and were involved in other widespread labour violations, involving minimum wage, overtime, and excessive working hours.
05 March 2010

China's "labour famine:" Hype and reality

If you ask a factory worker or a waitress in Dongguan if they have had a pay raise recently, they will either stare at you blankly or just burst out laughing. For all the hype in the Chinese and international media about  30 percent wage inflation and a "famine" (民工荒) of more than one million labourers in the Pearl River Delta, the reality for migrant workers remains the same; low pay, long hours and no job security. 
05 March 2010
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