Thursday, December 11, 2008

China Price comes to Kansas

I'm just about to go on air on the Heartland Labor Forum, an award-winning radio program about labor issues based in Kansas City that streams live at I'll be talking about shopping for Christmas in view of the kind of widespread labor and environmental abuses I observed in researching my book. As I've always said, the solution is not to boycott China, but to ask more questions about where and how the goods we buy are made. Listen to past programs here and listen to me live here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

China Price picked as a top read

Paul French, the respected China watcher, author and The Ethical Corporation's China Editor, has selected The China Price as one of his five top reads. "In light of the recent scandals over toys and milk as well as the impact of the global recession on China’s export-oriented manufacturing base," he writes on the Ethical Corporation blog, "this book is even more pertinent." Read his comments and suggestions for other good books on sustainability here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

China Price featured in Apple Daily

The Apple Daily, Hong Kong's leading daily newspaper, has run a profile of me and the book pegged to the launch of the Chinese edition. I'm in Tokyo to promote the Japanese edition, coming out this week, but if you are reading this in Hong Kong, the December 2 edition of the paper has a piece about me. The Apple Daily's website is here.