The Peoples Republic of China (PRC), in response to disturbing levels of childhood mortality has enacted new safety programs aimed at decreasing the number of deaths among Chinese children. Recently China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) has, in the wake of increased international scrutiny and outrage, become concerned about how such high levels of childhood mortality might effect the image of China.
China’s State Administration of Work Safety has passed new regulations requiring appropriate safety notices to be placed in all Chinese factories in the hopes of alleviating this problem.
Li Yizhong, China’s Minister of the State Administration of Work Safety admits that the signs may not be enough. There is admitted concern that since the workers duty shifts interfered with pre-school and elementary school schedules, the workers might not be able to read the notices. This could cause the children to continue to embarrass China by dying in inappropriately public locations. With the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and their attendant merchandising opportunities this causes Mr. Yizhong’s administration grave concern.
NOTE: This post was pure sarcasm and should be taken as such; I found the image of the sign on the internet and have no idea of its providence. China’s child labor practices are sadly real though and growing exponentially due to the increased need for workers to produce goods for the 2008
Genocide, Infanticide, Godless, Olympic Games.