And how many times has it been done and the employer found out somehow and that person came up missing?<br />
I am sry that kind of thing happens ANYWHERE in the world...but how many people would or do actually care about the people in the usa that deal with desperation of breaking their backs to survive....with no insurance...their homes taken...having to decide whether to pay a bill or feed your kids....<br />
My heart goes out to EVERY AND ANYONE faced with this situation
I feel sad for those people. I know it's China, and that it happens everywhere there, but the sheer despair that brings someone to put a letter in a package like that is just plain sad.
I know its heart wrenching ,if it was someone being abused or in trouble in US or Europe they might contact the person or seek help for them but for someone so far away it is more difficult. Its a long shot as much chance as a message in a bottle but then again its a chance.
People have been in crowded unsafe working conditons over there for decades. Thanks to capitalism and american cheapskates YOUR DOLLARS ARE WHY THIS PERSON IS OPPRESSED.<br />
Why the sudden concern? Did you think they enjoyed it? Did you just pretend that the workers in sri lanka had a 40 hr work week and a fair wage?
??? Capitalism is why these people are being oppressed, it's not just walmart, it's Kohl's, macy's, Target, Victoria's Secret, American Apparel, Apple, Dell, etc. Chances are EVERY BIT OF CLOTHING AND PRODUCT YOU OWN IS MADE BY A WORKER WHO COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY IT. I don't buy organic because it's pointless, more expensive, and takes food out of people's mouths, perpetuating a meaningless cycle of self-righteousness and grandstanding. So don't make assumptions, you end up looking like an ***. I'm not blaming just you I'm blaming EVERYONE over the age of 40. It's Boomer americans who didn't care about American jobs and so they bought cheaper foreign goods, it's american Companies who spend millions yearly on making sure these people don't get their rights. It's the 2% that banks on keeping you poor enough that you're forced into sucking this coprorate c*ck, and it's your refusal to make do with less food, clothing, and products that puts on your knees and opens your mouth. Buy from thriftshops, pawnshops, low income furniture places, etc. You don't have to buy new you know. You can get food stamps, go to food banks, eat at soup kitchens, community potlucks, etc. There's options but they're harder than doing nothing and require thought. In three weeks you'll have forgotten all about Yu Li and Lam Nguyen's plea for help. Hence why I am so skepitcal and jaded about this crap.
That is China.
Their government spends enormous amounts to keep a lid on civil unrest. That is not only the communist way, it is the Maoist way. Even before their entry into the world's markets, they had trouble in every interior province and even some on the coast. Exposure to better situations in other places has not helped them keep an imposed peace. No other country in the world is in a place that it can really lean on the Chinese to change this. What others can do, and actually do, is bide our time as the pressure builds internally, do every sneaky thing we can to destabilize their hold on people, and hit them where it hurts when the time comes. We will hit them where it hurts, like it or not, when the US Treasury weakens our currency enough to make a floating exchange rate manditory. Once that happens, the demand for their products will drop off a cliff and the Chinese internal accounting flaws (lies that are illegal in the west) will really, really go public. Look for public upheaval in the internal provinces AND some of the wealthier coastal ones then.
Americans and other Westerners are just more caught up in their own little problems than to care about what happens to the little guys in China, Pakistan, etc in the shops. It's not just Sears, Target, and Walmart who source from these outfits in these countries. The reality is, though, that if you have trade with non-Western countries, you have trade with countries more likely to have human rights problems. So, we are in something of a catch.