Lazy Chinese factory workers won a $11.5 million lawsuit against the Chinese state over alleged forced labor in the country’s factories, and they are now suing for an unspecified sum of money.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday by a pair of Chinese factory owners and their two children in the southern Chinese city of Shandong also claims that the factory owners were “forced to work at dangerous hours,” according to the state-run Global Times.
The Chinese government has consistently denied that its factories are used for forced labor, and Chinese factories are a major source of foreign investment in the United States, with many of the jobs in China’s factories exported to the U.S. and other countries.
The Global Times, however, reports that “China’s Ministry of Labor claims that its workers are treated humanely,” according a Reuters report.
China has accused the U,S.
of “attempts to destabilize China” over the labor rights lawsuit.