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Seminar: Your smartphone kills workers in China

June 17, 2016 - 12:15-14:15

Your smartphone and many of your household items are produced in China. We all know this and we know that it is a consequence of globalisation – of companies from the global North, including Denmark, moving their production to China. We’ve come to know China as ‘the factory of the world’. But few are aware of the staggering numbers of workers employed in this factory – more than 270 million people! That is half the population EU. We know even less about their working conditions, their life aspirations, sorrows and joys. Nevertheless, we carry around and use on a daily basis the products that they produce.

This seminar – which mixes state-of–the–art research and insights from China’s factory floors with readings of workers’ songs and poems – is concerned with the lives of workers in China and discusses how consumers in Denmark may relate to the life of people who produce our smartphones.

The seminar is free and open to the public. For logistical purposes, however, registration is required.

Register for ‘Your smartphone kills workers in China’ (deadline: June 15).

Questions? Martin Bech (mb@thinkchina.dk / +45 5130 2557).

See programme, abstracts of the presentations and short bios of the speakers/presenters in the attached document below:

Seminar: Your smartphone kills workers in China


June 17, 2016