‘While China’s workers and environment pay most of the cost, we outside the country’s borders are ever eager to purchase low-price goods, irrespective of the environmental and social impacts, particularly ones as distant and hidden as those in rural China. We consume the benefits and yet, indirectly we also bear the costs. As the word’s companies continue to rush in to set up factories to avoid environmental and occupational regulations elsewhere, as well as unionized labor, they are backed by the state in this. They are dragging communities worldwide in a downward race to the bottom as they struggle to compete with China’s socially and ecologically destructive industrial platform.’
Are 800 Million Chinese Peasants On The Threshold Of Opportunity Or Oblivion?