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Apple boss defends conditions at iPhone factory

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 06:52 AM
reply to post by chise61

reply to post by SLAYER69

I am so happy others out there recognize this. In all of the “I hate Wal Mart” threads out there the “all their stuff is from China” comes up. While not entirely true, they do have a large amount of stuff from China. But so does nearly every store I go to Sears, K Mart, Target, you name it. I even posted a list of companies in one of these threads of those who use slave like conditions and child labor. In that list was Apple for using China, child labor, and near slave labor. No one seemed to care and no matter what it was all Wal Mart that was evil. I guess many in that thread were Apple users.

I have pointed out many other times how Apple treats its employees few on ATS pay attention but then complain about so much coming out of China. I have no problem with getting some stuff from China even at a cheaper rate as long as it is not at the expense of another human. Looking for a cheaper deal is how the world works and with so many places in economic troubles in the last years I would think most everyone on ATS would be looking for deals ass well.

However, in the end what the two of you have said could not be more true. It boils down to being China’s fault. The U.S. has its problems no doubt about it, we have lost a number of our jobs because they have moved out of country. They moved though not only because it was cheaper to make things elsewhere, but because other countries allow their citizens to be nothing more than slaves. It is this that allows things to be made cheaper somewhere else than in the U.S.

It might be wrong for the companies to take advantage of this, but being human nature it is going to happen as long as there are governments who care nothing about their citizens.


posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 07:15 AM

Originally posted by Kaytagg
reply to post by vagabondrobb

It's not consumerism.. it's capitalism.. Sorry, but that's what unfettered capitalism, without the ability for labor to organize, gets you.

PS. They worked there to afford food/shelter. It's not a choice, it's slavery in the name of profits.


I am a hard core Apple fan and this really disturbs me. I was going to go buy an iPad tomorrow. I may skip that purchase.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 08:37 AM

Sun Danyong, 25, was a university graduate working in the logistics department when the prototype went missing. An investigation revealed that the factory's security staff had beaten him, and he subsequently jumped to his death from the 12th floor of his apartment building.


Corporate figures in US are slave owners, and Chinese Elite are the slave dealers. That's about it in a nutshell. Chinese communist government had invested a lot in order to become the best in slave trade and slave management. Need couple of million slaves? Call 800-CHINA!

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