Two NY Times articles expose details about the treatment of 400,000+ Chinese workers involved in the production of Apple products: (1) In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad and (2) How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.
Editorial: Two solutions to the question of what can and should Apple and other companies do when their sub-contractors are not abiding to acceptable Western standards?
This is not just an Apple problem. Amazon, HP and most of the phone makers all use Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturers, e.g.: Nokia just announced plans to stop assembling phones in Europe and shift production to China.