The number of children working in China is not known. Because of China’s repressive political system, it was not possible to obtain any information directly from China. News reports alluding to possible child labor problems in China are anecdotal in nature, providing details on specific investigations of factory fires and other disasters where children were present. These involve a range of export industries including garments/textiles, fireworks, and toys. There is some anecdotal information on child labor in the footwear, electronics, handicrafts (including artificial flowers), and gun industries, but supporting evidence is not available.
This Chinese boy working as a tire repair worker: