Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Too hard, at least to stick with for good


A Year Without ‘Made in China’
Sara Bongiorni


China is present almost everywhere, with its products saturating supermarket shelves and assembly lines. In protest, Sara Bongiorni and her family decided to stay away from Chinese products for the whole of 2005. A Year Without ‘Made in China’ ( http://www.wiley.com/ ) is her tale of the boycott.

“We had no idea what we were up against. China is the world’s largest producer of televisions, DVD players, cell phones, shoes, clothing, lamps, and sports equipment. It makes roughly 95 per cent of all the video games and holiday decorations imported into the US and nearly 100 per cent of the dolls and stuffed animals sold here — an inconvenient fact for a family like ours with small children,” reads the intro.

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