I need to check CSR Asia more often. Here’s a story dated July 11 about how Wang Xiaofeng discovered an illegal factory in Wuhan. It can’t much the Shanxi slave scandal for sheer horror or scale, but still, it’s not pleasant reading and serves as a reminder there’s a lot more work to be done cleaning up sweat shops and stamping out labour abuse.

That’s the unfortunate thing about scandals. They focus everybody’s attention on one issue for a short time, then the media’s attention is drawn elsewhere and everybody forgets. Meanwhile, the hard work still needs to be done. And unfortunately the real hard work isn’t so ‘sexy’ and takes far too long to keep the media’s attention.

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