Monday, July 02, 2007

Slavery in China

In the Shanxi province of China, hundreds of farmers, including teenagers and children, were trapped and cheated in slavery in kilns and foundries.

State television has reported that owners of primitive brick kilns ran their operations like prisons, making use of fierce dogs and thugs who beat minors. One owner accidentally killed a child with a shovel and buried the body at night, state TV said.
I wrote before about "virtual economic slavery" in China. This is "actual slavery." All for cheap goods. You might want to read We Shop Until Chinese Workers Drop.