So again, while we have nothing against the Chin coming out of crushing poverty in the last 2 decades, even if it is by working in some of the worst and most pathetic conditions in the world.In 1981, East Asia, and not sub-Saharan Africa, had the misfortune of being the region most debilitated with poverty and hunger.
More than three-fourths of the East Asian and Pacific population lived on less than $1.25 a day (at 2005 prices), the World Bank's standard metric for extreme poverty. And 84% of the Chinese people were in extreme poverty!
In comparison, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa were regions of relative prosperity with about half their populations living on more than $1.25 a day.
Indeed, because of their rich resource base of metals and minerals, many experts in late 1970s were predicting a rather healthy future economic outlook for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Alas, economic reality as we now know completely belied these rosy projections.
The Apple executives may be horrified by the conditions of the Chin workers in that Taiwanese Foxconn plants, 20 to a small dorm, small beds only they can fit it, getting up in the middle of night, wiping iPhone with n-Hexane, not knowing or caring that it is toxic.
Because they know they are better off than the other one billion. And there will be thousands willing to replace each one who protested.
"Chinese designed network". Lol.
You are just semi skilled workers doing it on the cheap what the West innovated.