Cultural misunderstandings in a Chinese printing plant


Scenes at the Everbest printing plant in Nansha, China (up the Pearl River Delta opposite Hong Kong.) The table of young women doing ‘fiddly’ work, directly above, is probably where thousands of red dots would have been stuck into the ‘Meet Me at Beggs’ books. It was an interesting plant. Full of high-tech equipment, with no shortage of human hands for labour-intensive work. They all wore company polo shirts that proclaimed ‘The Choice of Excellence”. It’s hard to know how the workers felt about working there, but the atmosphere seemed good.

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