Cheap Chinese Labor, Anyone?

Businesses are booming on a global scale. Even with traditional business, you can sell your goods or offer your services to virtually everyone on the World Wide Web. The growing capitalist economy did an excellent job in conditioning the minds of the people to desire more material things in their lives, which drives the economy even further. While traditional economic principles explain the law of supply and demand, the new breed of entrepreneurs totally changed the landscape by creating demand for things and services that used to be not a necessity in people’s lives.

So, you get big markets for almost everything under the sun: towels and bedding, furniture and appliances, heck, even water pipes and bongs. Meanwhile, the advent of technology brings about a wave of tech gadgets for your every need. The most recent favorite are smart gadgets that not only look sleek and fancy but can do multiple things all at once using just one gadget. They also serve as portals to the web. You no longer need bulky computers or laptops to access the World Wide Web. And with this newfound freedom comes a new …

China: Emerging Travel Hub In Asia

The world is getting smaller and smaller as the days go by. This is all due to technology and the power of the Internet. You’d often see photos and videos of various to-die-for places on social media and some even have corresponding budget travel packages for people who’d rather take the journey and make more happy memories in life than watch people live their lives to the fullest on the sidelines. And with the help of the web, ordinary tourists can make their way on various travels without ever needing professional help from travel agents.

And if there is a country worthy of being on anyone’s travel list, it has to be China. With a vast land area and numerous attractions to visit, you’ll never run out of ideas when traveling there. The Chinese economy is flourishing and it’s not just about making money on traditional industries, a lot of the money pouring into China also comes from tourism, both local and foreign tourists.

Airbnb may have stumbled slightly last week when it rolled out its new strategy for conquering the Chinese market – which included a doubling of its

Demand For Industrial Robots Increases In China

China is a known global superpower. With the second biggest economy in the world, you don’t need to think long enough to determine where all this money comes from. China’s economy is mainly driven by its manufacturing industry. If you look at many of the products you now have in possession, a lot of them are probably “Made in China”. But since change is the only permanent thing in this world, China is embracing this reality and will do its best to ensure that they stay on top of the manufacturing industry for a long time regardless of the changes around them.

China intends to do this with the help of industrial robots. Known for their cheap labor and harsh working conditions, the Chinese government no longer has to deal with these allegations by using robots instead of human workers. If there is a downside to this trend, though, it’s that some of the impoverished Chinese laborers will lose work to these efficient inanimate objects over time.

China is the buyer of 27 percent of the world’s industrial robots. As the country presses full steam ahead with manufacturing automation, the

Religious Repression In China

The topic of religion has sparked countless debates and even fueled many wars over the centuries. Alliances were either formed or broken because of religious conflicts from one nation to another. And while this no longer comes as a surprise to many, there is no religious freedom among the many citizens of China. We all know what an authoritarian state China is. It means that the government is strict in enforcing stringent rules that most of the time does not make sense to the rest of the world.

With one of the earliest civilizations in the world, China has been through a lot over the years. These three religio-philosophical traditions have endured the most and among the most practiced by the Chinese: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. They also helped shaped the modern Chinese culture we now know. Yet despite the many changes in Chinese society and to the world at large, the Chinese government tries their best to resist these changes, so that every citizen obeys the law and they can rule the land however they please. Many cases of human rights abuse are reported and among them is the …

Why You Should Travel To China In Your Lifetime

The Red Dragon of Asia is not just an emerging superpower because it always has been an influential country throughout time. It is home to one of the earliest civilizations and a culture that is as colorful as its history. For quite some time, China closed its door to the rest of the world and many of us are just discovering what this great nation has to offer. Whether for work or for leisure, China is a great place to live or travel for those who aren’t afraid to cross borders, embrace diversity and be open to all the possibilities.

China’s economy is booming. It is actually one of the strongest in the world with many of the biggest brands and businesses taking their business to Mainland China to enjoy cheaper labor without sacrificing production demands. The Chinese are also leading infrastructure and you won’t recognize China today from what you saw in the movies in the past. Its military force is one you shouldn’t mess around with and one of the most feared despite being practically neighbors to North Korea, which has one of the most vicious nuclear programs …

The Truth About Abuse Issues In China

The world is riddled with human rights abuse issues. From highly progressive countries to struggling third world ones, human rights violations are issues people deal with in their day-to-day. Among the most notorious countries that have prevalent cases of human rights abuse is China. While their constitution supports and respects the inherent rights of the Chinese people, the government is doing just the opposite. From their one-child-policy that forced married couples to only have one child (which has been implemented since 1979 but thankfully has been stopped in early 2015) to restrictions on the people’s freedom of speech, the press, Internet, movement, association, religion and even organ harvesting among many others, China has utter disregard for all those and often uses the excuse of “protection of state secrets” or “subversion of state power” in doing so.

As China opened its doors to the rest of the world, China embraced the rule of law in an attempt to establish the modern Chinese court system. But nonetheless, the government still violates many provisions of the Constitution, especially the ones dealing with the human rights of the citizens. Even the judiciary experiences extreme …

Is Chinese Labor As Bad As It Seems?

We’ve all heard stories about cheap Chinese labor that aren’t always pleasant to the ears. Almost everything sold globally is made in China. China has one of the cheapest labor/ manpower in the market, which is why multinational companies prefer doing business in this part of the globe because they get to save lots of money in the process. But how well do we really know about what’s going on in many of these Chinese factories? Don’t workers get paid right and do they really work under extreme and often unsafe working conditions?

Wherever you are in the world, it is hard to compete with Chinese labor and companies know that. Name any popular brand you know and they likely have an offshore office or factory in China to help them meet production demands. For the average Chinese person, these factories provide opportunities for them to earn some money to provide for their own families, obtain basic rights and send their kids to school. And no matter how difficult working conditions are, most Chinese don’t complain about it and just do their jobs to the best that they can.

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Civil Rights In China: Does It Really Exist?

Human beings have innate human rights. Among these rights are your civil rights. Civil rights simply mean an individual’s right to social and political freedom and equality. Being able to express your political opinions freely and not be persecuted for it is an example. Being protected from discrimination and freedom of speech, thought, press, religion, assembly, and movement is other examples of civil rights.

A person’s liberty and civil rights are often restricted in a country like China. It is not uncommon to hear horror stories of human and civil right abuses happening rampantly all over the country because that’s just the way of life in the Land of the Red Dragon. However, it does not mean that dissent is unheard of. There are uprisings here and there and some of the few brave souls protest these abuses done by the government to its people but many times their voices are repressed through persecution and making them prisoners of the state. The one party system in China is mostly to blame with this ongoing repression. And we will probably see major changes to come their way as China finally overhauls …

The Superpower That Is China

The People’s Republic of China is not only just an emerging superpower in our modern world but has always been a force to reckon with. Among the earliest world civilizations to flourish were that of the Chinese. From one dynasty to the other, the Chinese civilization is as colorful as its history. Even today, China is a good example of a country rich in culture and the arts but never backs down in the face of technology and modern advancements. When you look around you today, many of the things around us are proudly made in China.

Like most nations, China is made of the executive, legislative, judiciary and military branches. The president, state council, and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are the primary seats of power in both the executive and legislative branches consecutively. The Paramount leader holds the highest office. Xi Jinping is the current paramount leader who is likewise the President (who serves a five-year term), the Chairman of the Central Military Commission and the General Secretary of the Communist Party. The National People’s Congress is the sole legislative body. The Central Military Commission heads the People’s …

What We Need To Know About China’s Human Rights Abuse

China is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the global arena, whether in politics, the military or in the economy, the Chinese are in an upward momentum. When you look around you, everything is virtually “Made in China. If you look at it in that light, much of the world’s economy depends heavily on China. Labor is cheap and so are materials. In that way, businesses can save a lot of money and still make lots of profits. However, just from that alone stems a lot of human rights issues. From poor (even inhumane) working conditions to very cheap labor, the Chinese workforce is full of human right violations that can make you shudder if you hear about it for the first time.

The People’s Republic of China may be a socialist state but it is governed by the people’s democratic dictatorship that is led by the Chinese working class. It is among the handful of socialist states in the world that openly endorses communism. And as such, the Chinese people have to endure many forms of restrictions in their lives. There are restrictions on freedom of the …