On the Rooftops of Foxconn (Updated)

Last week, workers at a Foxconn Technology Group campus in Wuhan gathered on the factory roof to protest poor working conditions. Foxconn manufactures products for leaders in the world of hi-tech gadgetry, including Apple, Sony,...

After Suicides, Scrutiny of China’s Grim Factories

The New York Times looks at working conditions for China’s migrant laborers in the wake of the the Foxconn suicides: The rash of suicides has intensified scrutiny of the working and living conditions at Foxconn, the...

Censors and Netizens Respond to Foxconn Suicides

The recent suicides at the Foxconn factory have become the focus of attention for the media and netizens in China. In response, the government has repeatedly issued directives limiting reporting on the topic to the media and...

China: Showing the Strain

The Financial Times looks at living and working conditions at Foxconn and other factories in southern China in the wake of the recent suicides: International controversy over working conditions in the south is nothing new....

Han Han (韩寒): The Bloom of Youth

China Elections and Governance has translated Han Han’s latest blog post about the Foxconn suicides and the lives of young migrant workers: In his old job, my first friend worked three shifts. The factory was too far away,...

Another Foxconn Employee Jumps to his Death

Yet another Foxconn employee jumped to his death today just after CEO Terry Gou brought the media an a tour of the facilities. From RTHK via Shanghaiist: The twelfth employee to jump from Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant this year...

Hon Hai Group Says Worker in China Found Dead After Fall

A worker for Hon Hai manufacturing has fallen to his death, just days after another worker killed herself, becoming the sixth suicide among Hon Hai workers this year. From Bloomberg: The employee, identified only as Liang, fell...

Hon Hai Group Says Worker in China Committed Suicide

A worker for the Hon Hai manufacturing company, or Foxconn, has jumped to her death, making her the sixth employee of the company to commit suicide this year. Hon Hai is the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics and...



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