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Resource ID: #19860
Subject: Computers
Source: Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
Date: 2002-11-24



In this series, The San Jose Mercury News questioned the electronics industry about its "corporate responsibility by examining labor and environmental practices common in the global production and disposal of desktop PCs. Primarily reported in southern China, the series documented the life-cycle of the PC: from components assembled by young migrant women at contractor factories, where many work excessive overtime hours in violation of China's labor law, to unregulated computer recycling centers, where unprotected workers salvage hazardous electronic waste imported from the United States and other developing countries."

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