Tech giants connected to child labor controversies worldwide

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Child labor advocate Reid Maki on child labor

Movies like Blood Diamond put the deadly trade in luxury gems in Africa on the radar. With children often the most vulnerable victims of forced labor, the reality is that some common items many take for granted are put on the market after the pain of illegal child labor. A new report has found that very young children are working in mines as part of a system that puts some of the world’s most famous household items on store shelves.

Daniel Ryntjes reports from Washington.
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Tech giants connected to child labor controversies worldwide

Tech giants connected to child labor controversies worldwide

Movies like Blood Diamond put the deadly trade in luxury gems in Africa on the radar. With children often the most vulnerable victims of forced labor, the reality is that some common items many take for granted are put on the market after the pain of illegal child labor. A new report has found that very young children are working in mines as part of a system that puts some of the world’s most famous household items on store shelves.


Child labor advocate Reid Maki on child labor problem

CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough spoke to Reid Maki, the Director of Child Labor Advocacy & Coordination for the Child Labor Coalition National Consumers League.

Child labor advocate Reid Maki on child labor problem

Child labor advocate Reid Maki on child labor problem

CCTV America's Owen Fairclough spoke to Reid Maki, the Director of Child Labor Advocacy & Coordination for the Child Labor Coalition National Consumers League.


Management and marketing researcher Shahram Taj on the “Made in China” label

Delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland may have been interested in attending a seminar called the Future of ‘Made in China’.

The discussion was all about China’s manufacturing sector.

CCTV America’s Michelle Makori spoke to Shahram Taj, the Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at Lawrence Technological University at the University of Southfield in Michigan.

Management and marketing researcher Shahram Taj on the "Made in China" label

Management and marketing researcher Shahram Taj on the "Made in China" label

Delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland may have been interested in attending a seminar called the Future of ‘Made in China’.