OnChina (ThoughtStorms)

Context : ThoughtStormsAtlas

: Factories covet young, female workers like Ms. Sheng because they are considered better at assembly line work and more docile than young men. In the past, these workers were largely cut off from the outside world, but now they use text messages or e-mail to check with friends at other factories about wages and treatment. (BetterInformationSqueezesProfits)

: On the other hand, labour rights monitoring not working : http://crookedtimber.org/2005/04/22/labour-rights-in-china/

: and the maths : http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2004-2_archives/000597.html

: what will happen here, this zone will become economically very strong and powerful, by sacrificing millions of their LowRoadPeople to miserable work in SweatShops. And then the US will be desperate to create a similar block on the American continent (incorporating us down here in South America) to join the RaceToTheBottom. :-(

** is this pollution in the same place : (RiverOfBottledWater) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4465360.stm (RiverOfBottledWater)


JohnRobb points out that China's investment in the US dollar is not a co-ordinated national strategy but a bottom-up, decentralized swarming behaviout : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/2005/06/decentralized_c.html

Does this make it more or less robust?

JohnRobb (again!) reports rumours of 20,000 "terrorist incidents" in China each year! : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/2005/08/global_guerrill_1.html

Increasing industrialization brings social unrest, put-down brutally by the government : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/international/asia/09cnd-china.html?hp&ex=1134190800&en=a42a6c1e282d9ade&ei=5094&partner=homepage

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Added 2019-01-14 : Originally 2019-01-14