‘Elves’ in Chinese sweat shops live in very grim fairy tale – Catholic Online

‘Elves’ in Chinese sweat shops live in very grim fairy tale – International – Catholic Online: LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Chinese factory workers are forced to work long hours and sleep on factory floors, among piles of toy parts.It’s all part of the grueling, monotonous life endured by thousands of Chinese factory workers. China makes 75 percent of the world’s toys, including well-known American characters such as Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants.Across China, there are an estimated 8,000 toy-making factories employing 3.5 million people.

A report in 2009 revealed that one million Chinese factory workers suffered industrial accidents in that year alone.

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