Foxconn Rallies China Workers amid Suicide Concerns (With Photos)

Foxconn, the manufacturing giant which was the scene of 13 worker suicides this spring and summer, has held company-sponsored rallies in support of its staff. From the BBC:

At the company’s campus in the southern city of Shenzhen, workers turned up in costumes ranging from Spider-Man outfits to Victorian dresses.

The company had put on bands and acrobats in a stadium decorated with red banners saying “Care for and love each other”.

The plant in Shenzhen, which includes bakeries, banks and acupuncture clinics, employs over 400,000 .

Employees from other across were shown live on giant screen for the event, which was titled “treasure your life, love your , care for each other to build a wonderful future”.

Foxconn said about 50,000 of its 900,000 workers in China were due to take part in the .

According to the following photos, being circulated in Chinese cyberspace, bolstering Foxconn CEO Terry Guo seems to have been a major focus of the rally organizers.

Foxconn workers hold a sign reading: “Grandpa Guo [Foxconn CEO Terry Guo], you work so hard!”

Sign reads, “Love me, love you, love Terry [Guo, Foxconn CEO]

“Heart Connects Heart”

“No worries, chief. A million hearts are following you.”

“Our home is Foxconn; every day is bright.”

“Life is Precious, Care about Family.”

“Youth is like a song; sometimes you can’t help but have discordant melodies.”

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