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"Practice. Credibility. Humility. Aggression."

File under The Wonderful World of Capitalism, Chinese Variant: World's Hottest Name in Electronics.

Perhaps an excerpt or two:

The corporate strategy is neatly summarized by a slogan in large silver letters on a display room wall: "Practice. Credibility. Humility. Aggression." While the executives prefer to talk about the third quality, their competitors are more worried about the fourth.
Step outside the factory and talk to workers on their breaks, however, and you soon discover how Apex was able to stun its competitors with the $29 (U.S.) DVD player that became a huge bestseller at Wal-Mart stores across North America last Christmas.

Most of the workers are earning a monthly wage of just 450 yuan -- about $74 Canadian. This is barely enough for survival in a city where the cost of living is 300 or 400 yuan a month, so the majority are supplementing their salaries with hundreds of hours of overtime work.

Most workers are on shifts for about 330 days a year, up to 12 hours a day, to bring their incomes up to the equivalent of about $135 a month, one worker said. He recalled once working 42 consecutive hours. "But I wasn't on the production line," he explained. "I was on quality control."

Under a strictly enforced quota system, each team of workers must assemble 1,800 machines every day. If they fail to meet the quota, they must work late, or the shortfall is added to the next day's quota.

Whatever. Remember, Arbeit Macht Frei -- Work Makes One Free. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, so quit whining!