Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Good News: China Has Vowed To Clean Up It's Human Rights Record On Sweatshops and Child Labor ...

... by building all-robot factories!
Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported. 
A total of 1,000 robots would be introduced at the factory initially, run by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology Co, with the aim of reducing the current workforce of 1,800 by 90 per cent to only about 200, Chen Xingqi, the chairman of the company’s board, was quoted as saying in the report. 
The company did not give a figure for the investment in the factory, but said its production capacity could reach a value of 2 billion yuan (US$322 million) annually. 
Robots are set to take over in many factories in the Pearl River Delta, the area of southern China known as the ‘world’s workshop’ ... 
Since September, a total of 505 factories across Dongguan have invested 4.2 billion yuan in robots, aiming to replace more than 30,000 workers, according to the Dongguan Economy and Information Technology Bureau. 
By 2016, up to 1,500 of the city’s industrial enterprises will began replacing humans with robots.
The future of organizations like Human Rights Watch will be to ensure that human beings have equal access to scavenge trash heaps for usable/eatable waste matter.

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