Made in China (was Re: The future of product labeling)

From: Travas Gunnell (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 18:38:13 MDT

--- Brian D Williams <> wrote:
> I've recently joined a number of other Americans in
> screening out
> from my purchases items made in China, (payback's a
> bitch) and as
> a result I've been thinking about labeling and it's
> effects.

I'm sure this wasn't part of your train of thought in
your decision not to buy things that are made in
China, but here is some interesting reading:

The Role of U.S. Companies
In Denying Human and Worker Rights

Made in China:
Behind the Label

> In fact I can easily imagine the WTO or similar
> organization
> passing regulations against "Made in _____" labeling
> specifically
> to prevent economic action against politically
> unpopular nations.
> Discuss.

That wouldn't suprise me either, though I think that
the purpose of such an action wouldn't be to prevent
economic action against politically unpopular nations,
but rather to prevent economic action against
corporations that produce products under shitty worker
conditions and exceedingly low wages. The WTO and
other such organizations, after all, exist for the
benifit of large corporations, not governments.


> Brian
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