recently - I read a story about a factory in China - where workers who
manufacture various stone carved trinkets have been slowly dying of silicosis because of the dust. For years, no masks were provided, and only lately they started providing the cheap paper filter masks - which are not very effective.. WOrkers get charged for the masks too.
One worker who was dying of silicosis actually sued and won against the company - however the factory moved somewhere else and changed the name slightly and nothing much happened.
Its funny how much the US makes such a big issue of China regarding intellectual property, but when it comes to safety of workers and safe products - as well as environmental rules, all the elites in the IMF and World Bank insist that developing countries be given a chance to develop under less stringent rules..
I wonder if the issue is as big in Europe, I know someone who moved to Canada recently from Germany and said you didnt really see too many
products Made in China and if you did they were priced about the same as German made.