Face of forced labor + Hydrogen application
About a week ago, an exclusive China.Table survey conducted by the market research institute Civey showed that more and more people reject goods produced under forced labor. Politicians are responding to this sentiment with supply chain laws such as Germany and Europe or the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the US.
Today's issue is about the production of these goods: Marcel Grzanna spoke with people who were forced to work in Chinese factories. If you read about the fate of Gulzira Auyelkhan, you realize how far the system goes: It involves arbitrary arrests, electricity bills for employees, and loans where people never receive the money but still have to work off huge debts. In the end, what remains is a meager salary for a lot of hard work: Around €15 a month.
Our second analysis focuses on the future of mobility. Some are highly skeptical about the EV boom and see hydrogen as a far more promising alternative. So, Christian Domke Seidel took a look at how far China has already come in the field of hydrogen mobility. After all, the smooth use of hydrogen-powered buses and shuttles was publicly praised at the Olympic Games in Beijing.