Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Cost Of Toys

This picture story from the BBC has some interest facts concerning toy making within China.
China now produces 70% of the world’s toys, ...

Most we spoke to seemed reasonably content with factory conditions.

However, campaign group China Labor Watch found that “excessive work hours, dangerous equipment and chemicals, cramped employee dormitories, abusive managers, crooked hiring practices, and pay below even China’s minimum wage” of 690 yuan ($86; £49) per month were all too common in 11 other toy factories it studied.

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