Babies explain why Chinese-made products are so cheap.

Colour photo (look closely) of a normal day in Shanxi, China

The Statistics

Babies born with Spina bifida, anencephaly and other neural tube defects – for every 1,000 live births…

USA:  .75 for every 1,000 live births

China, Shanxi: 14 for every 1,000 live births

That’s 18.7 times more neural tube malformed babies born in Shanxi than in the USA. (ie: partial brain, spinal cord on the outside etc.)

The Photos

For unbelievable photos of living conditions and pollution in China, check out China Hush Amazing Pictures, Pollution in China.

I just can’t bring myself to post the photos of the children online. If you must, go to Google and search for photos of “shanxi china pollution birth defects”. It doesn’t much matter whether the “SafeSearch” is on or off: Send the children out of the room first.

The Story

Time: How Chinese Babies Pay the Price for Chinese Pollution


Filed under China, Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Slavery

2 responses to “Babies explain why Chinese-made products are so cheap.

  1. Brutal Chinese slavery

    Those poor people in the photographs! They are nothing but slaves, but they aren’t looked after by their masters because new Chinese slaves abound and are free. In Barbados slaves were valued property and looked after at least with basic food and shelter. That was good business for the slave owners.

    These Chinese slaves are more like the concentration camp slaves of Nazi Germany who were worked to death because new slaves were always available from the conquered lands. An interesting comparison, no?

  2. Newbie

    China is exploited by large companies using their masses to produce products at very low cost to those companies. Those products are then sold in other parts of the world for a lot more money than it cost to make them. It would be nice but very unlikely to see those companies investing some of their massive profits back into China to help some of the same individuals that were exploited, Then again that is not really the aim of exploitation is it.