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High Tech, Low Pay [China]

Author: Business and Human Rights Documentation Project (B-HRD), Published on: 1 July 2011

China’s electronics industry exports approximately US $232 billion worth of electronics a year, supplying brand-name companies...Many of the 7.7 million people manufacturing these hi-tech products receive low pay and are unable to achieve an adequate standard of living. They work in dangerous conditions, for long hours and with restrictions on personal freedoms. [Sections include: "Business Impacts on Human Rights" - which includes links to responses/statements by Apple, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), Fujitsu, Microsoft, Wintek, GE; "Demanding Justice"; "Human Rights Defenders". Also refers to Lenovo, Excelsior, Compaq (part of HP), Pearl River Delta, Dell, Sony]

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Related companies: Apple Compaq (part of HP) Dell Excelsior (part of PC Partner) Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) Fujitsu Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) GE (see General Electric) HP (Hewlett-Packard) Lenovo Microsoft Sony Wintek