China's workers (New Internationalist, April 2011)

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Makers of the miracle
New Internationalist looks behind the impressive economic statistics to find the human story – the sweat and the struggle underlying China’s impressive growth record. This is a tale of vast proportions – the largest migration in human history, the ruthless exploitation of the vulnerable, and the awakening of hundreds of thousands to their power and their rights. Analysis mixes with history and the voices of the workers to paint a picture of what is at stake both for China and the world.

April 2011, Issue 441
Analysis China’s workers

Whose miracle? (p.14-17)
An epic migration to the cities has been responsible for China’s turbocharged economic performance. But, as Richard Swift explains, the cost for many workers has been too great and they refuse to be quiet any longer.

China’s workers – the facts (p. 18)
Vital facts and figures

iSlave (p. 19-21)
Electronics giant Foxconn employs over a million people in China – in conditions that drive them to despair, reports Jenny Chan.

Hard road to justice (p. 22-23)
Three personal stories of the battles being fought for workers’ rights.

Solidarity (p. 24)
Solidarity with China’s workers – the campaigns that count.

UK – war on want
Australia – global trade watch
Canada – maquila solidarity network
US – worker rights consortium
Hong Kong – Asia monitor resource center, students and scholars against corporate misbehavior, china labor bulletin, Chinese working women network

New Internationalist
NI 441 April 2011
http://www.newint.org/issues/2011/04/01/

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