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,...

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...




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