factory workers

by gailiute

 

Though this video is related with urbanism in really really remote way, I found it very interesting to watch.

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what’s been missing is the voices of workers — the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. Reporter Leslie T. Chang sought out women who work in one of China’s booming megacities, and tells their stories.

 

This quotation breaks my prejudice that I had about these workers:

“Chinese workers are not forced into factories because of our insatiable desire for iPods. They choose to leave their homes in order to earn money, to learn new skills and to see the world.”

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