Those percentages on raises aren't about the actual working conditions for these folks. And raising two cents, or two pounds, by 70% isn't really much of a raise in comparison to say in broader terms, the West.
The workers who have been vocal, and remember that's not exactly a culturally encouraged thing there ( Tia' square anyone? ) to do, report on being terribly bullied and threatened constantly if they are too tired from working long hours, to pulling more over-time. It's the job *environment* that is so abusive.
The Comm propaganda machine and authorities are usually very, very good at preventing the footage or news of the many 'riots' that go on in China from being 'leaked' out to the rest of us. The little bit you hear, here or there, is much smaller than what goes on. I only know this because I dig around on it sometimes myself.
Being a 'consumer', btw, USED TO BE considered an insult prior to the 1950's. 'Consumption' was the polite way of saying someone had Cancer. "He/she died of consumption."
Now it's not just cancer that consumption is associated with. And consumption, or being a consumer as we understand it, still does kill people.
But large corps have the money and time to market and do public relations work that relates consumption of their products as positive, by convincing consumers that they are 'cool', 'trendy', 'with the times', 'intelligent' etc etc for buying stuff. Kind of like trying to be a unique individual by buying t-shirts at The Gap
I don't know what or if there is an 'answer'...for myself, I have stopped buying certain products and won't continue again until some corporate and international policy changes are made that don't require the death or exploitation of other human beings. And I don't care if I'm in the minority in this regard.