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Author: Jane Spencer, Wall Street Journal
Two of the largest U.S. toy companies, Toys "R" Us Inc. and Mattel Inc., said they will phase out nickel-cadmium batteries, a technology associated with widespread environmental contamination and health problems in China. The move comes as toy makers...
Author: Jane Spencer & Juliet Ye, Wall Street Journal
In southern China, Wang Fengping worked for years in plants that produced cadmium batteries for the likes of Mattel Inc., Toys "R" Us Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Like hundreds of her colleagues, Ms. Wang regularly inhaled the toxic red cadmium dust...
[PDF] full report: "The Long March - Survey and Case Studies of Work Injuries in the Pearl River Delta Region"
Author: China Labor Watch
In the Peal River Delta region (where manufacturing cities like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Zhongshan and Zhuhai are located), about 40,000 fingers are severed due to industrial accidents a year. However, the work injury complaint filing, deciding...
Author: China Labour Bulletin
A total of 146 workers from two Hong Kong-invested battery factories in Huizhou who were found with excessive cadmium in their body had their case heard in court on 3 November...[They] previously worked at Huizhou Xianjin battery factory and Huizhou...
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Author: World Economy, Ecology & Development [Germany]
PC global is a project about the integration of developing countries in the global value chain of computer production. We provide information about working conditions and ecological effects of production and about e-waste. Our objective is to create...
Author: Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)
The Taking Stock report focuses on identifying the key investment themes which investors should be evaluating in order to analyze environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to the largest and highest impact sectors in Asia...banks,...
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Author: Gu Qinger, Epoch Times
[At] Huizhou Super Golden Peak [part of Gold Peak Industries]...[a] cadmium poisoning incident in May and June last year had tremendous impact locally...another factory, Xianjin Battery Factory, also owned by [Gold Peak], found more than 300 workers...
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Author: Excerpt from: "Protest over 'poisoning' of battery workers," Felix Lo, South China Morning Post, in Asian Labour News
[China] Representatives from 33 organisations...joined forces to press Gold Peak Industries - the owner of GP Batteries -to pay medical fees and other compensation to workers allegedly poisoned by cadmium at two factories.