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China Blue
Directed byMicha X. Peled
Produced byMicha X. Peled
CinematographyMicha X. Peled
Edited byManuel Tsingaris
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

China Blue is a 2005 documentary film directed by Micha Peled.[1] It follows the life of Jasmine Li, a seventeen-year-old worker from Sichuan province, in a Chinese jeans factory, Lifeng Clothes Factory (丽锋服饰制衣有限公司) in Shaxi, Guangdong[2] producing Vigaze Jeans (a company based in Istanbul, Turkey[3]), hence the title. Jasmine earned about half a yuan for one hour's work (which amounted to about six US cents).[4]

The documentary discusses the sweatshop conditions in factories in China and China's growing importance as a global exporting country. It's part of Teddy Bear Films' Globalization Trilogy together with Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town, that focuses on consumerism in the U.S., and Bitter Seeds, that looks at the raw materials – the crisis of the farmers in India who are growing the cotton exported to China's garment factories to be used for the clothes sold in the West.

At the 2005 Amnesty International film festival, it won the Amnesty International-DOEN Award. In April 2007, China Blue aired on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.


  1. ^ About Teddy Bear Films
  2. ^ Lifeng Clothes Company:
    • Lifeng Factory (in English) (archived copy 2003)
    • (in English) (archived copy 2007)
  3. ^ Vigaze Jeans website Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ China Blue film - Independent Lens website