Comments on: Living on e-waste http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/06/04/living-on-e-waste/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: patfactorx http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/06/04/living-on-e-waste/comment-page-1/#comment-355242 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:21:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=47346#comment-355242 Great reporting. We need to know more about the people affected by the tech economy.

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By: yzho8128 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/06/04/living-on-e-waste/comment-page-1/#comment-355241 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:56:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=47346#comment-355241 It is just impossible to escape propaganda against China, even on a tech news website. The truth is the ‘village’ is not representative of the Chinese e-waste management economy. It is not the ‘Big Picture’, it is a ‘Biased Picture’. see http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/08/urban -e-waste-economy

The underlying message of this article is that China is a dump where people work in slave like conditions. Which doesn’t have the slightest truth in it. Most of people in China work in acceptable conditions, and the the cities are as clean as they can be. Pollution is a very unfortunate side-effect of China producing goods for the world.

This is a typical example of focusing on a very small part of the Chinese economy and blowing it out of proportion. How could you call its ‘The Big Picture’ when you failed to consider all other workers working in in good conditions with proper wages? And where is the comparison to other countries sorting out their waste. I’m sure I can take a photo of someone working in a waste dump in any other country and write a negative story about it.

Whenever China appears in the media, the image has always been negative. Is it because there is no positive things happening in China, or could it be that the media will only report the negatives? China is made to look like this country that’s a huge threat to the world, very aggressive, invasive, and apparently a waste dump when it is quite the contrary. On aggression, it hasn’t invaded another country every other year, unlike the US. I’m not trying to say China is all good, but someone need to shed light on the fact that only the negative side of China is presented in media, not the positive side.

Hope we can all make some effort to make the media less biased in the future.

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