Music player and game console manufacturing in China

This report is one of the first studies of working conditions related to the manufacturing of portable music players and video game consoles. It is published as part of the makeITfair project to raise awareness about development issues in the production chain of the consumer electronics industry, with a special focus on products for young consumers, such as mobile phones, MP3 players, game consoles and laptops.

The focus of the project is on the consumer electronics industry, as this industry is growing rapidly and facing many social and environmental problems throughout the world. Only recently has this branch of industry been the focus of public campaigns, and there is still limited awareness among the wider public. As the production chain of consumer electronic products is a truly global one, the sector is a particularly good example for discussing various issues of globalization with young consumers.

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