Author: anewchinaman

China: the modern day slave? [Copy link] 中文

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Reply #21 exportedkiwi's post

the issue isnt really about whether a slave was paid, its about adequate compensation

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Reply #22 anewchinaman's post

it's about affordable lifestyle.


can you think in a different manner?


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Reply #20 greendragon's post

good one! Could anyone be rationally optimistic about harmony? US v. Russia v. China who wins? Latin America

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Reply #24 anewchinaman's post

Simple, the US, NATO, India, Sth America, NZ, Australia and nobody else really matters. The thread isn't about adequate compensation, or about who wins, it's about slavery, the modern day version of it. The old definition still exists. One still hears of young girls sold in China to alleviate the parents debt......tragic and hopefully fast becoming an extinct practise.

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Reply #25 exportedkiwi's post

yeah, the Chinese are a cruel bunch.

We did get on a tangent, oh well.

Someone argued that because the current labor policy has everyone working for compensation of his work, the policy is not slavery. That doesnt hold true in all cases. Slaves in America were compensated. The compensation as we know does not measure up to the work they performed. Additionally, it could be asserted that the reason to why slavery carries such horrific connotation is that slaves were treated inhumanly, not because of the compensation received.

Are the Chinese getting the adquate compensation?

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Reply #26 anewchinaman's post

Depends on what job, and which position they hold in that job. Generally speaking, unless you're a top executive or high government official, you're less likely to be paid properly. This goes for foreign teachers in China, on the whole, too.

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Post time 2008-6-10 16:12:05 |Display all floors
Sounds like wage slavery you're talking about and it's something that the majority of us in the world labour under.

Choices for compensation I suppose are either a) save your money and purchase a stake in the company or wider market, something more and more Chinese are doing so i've heard. b) Opt out of capitalism by not spending your hard earned wages on consumerist crud or at least shopping clever c) start your own business and be your own boss or d) create a welfare state where those who are lowest paid get compensation in the form of tax credits or similar.

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