“In Beijing’s suburban Qingyundian development zone, clothing manufacturers of various sizes break up local villages. Among the 100 or so workers working in each factory are some young and lively faces that look no different from usual college students.
They are China’s post-90s generation, a generation born in the 90s and growing up in a booming economy. They pay a lot of attention to their appearances and closely follow the latest fashion trends, and yet their life is probably the opposite of fab bling –they work 12-13 hours a day on assembly lines."
For more, see "China’s Post-90’s Migrant Workers: Rural Identity But Urban Heart," Offbeat China, 7 July 2013.
via Global Voices
“A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh” – Lightbox / Time.com (8 May 2013)
Photograph by Taslima Akhter
Inside Foxconn – by James Fallows at The Atlantic
“On Tuesday night, near the end of the presidential debate, Candy Crowley asked the candidates about manufacturing competition with China:
iPad, the Macs, the iPhones, they are all manufactured in China, and one of the major reasons is labor is so much cheaper there. How do you convince a great American company to bring that manufacturing back here?
By chance, I watched that debate a few miles from where many of those iPads, Macs, and iPhones are made in southern China. The following day — today, Thursday, China time — I was inside the most famous of these outsourcing centers…”