Friday, June 29, 2007

Made in China?

The makeup in your purse...your IPOD... your Scandisk memory card—you’re likely to use a product today which was made in Shenzhen. The city is cradled at the southern border of China in Guangdong, the province in which families finalize their Chinese adoptions. Approximately one-third of Children’s Hope China orphans call this province their first home.

See beyond the label “Made in China” and experience the city of Shenzhen through James Fallow’s fascinating slideshow commentary online, featuring young women working 12-hour shifts to save and move back to the countryside (2:05, 1:22) and a technology bazaar, the only one of its kind in the world (3:50).
One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Shenzhen is a centre of foreign investment with outsiders supplying more than $30 billion for factory construction in the past two decades.


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