Taiwanese manufacturing contractor Foxconn—a firm responsible for assembling as much as 40% of...
Suicide as Protest for the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers: Foxconn, Global Capital, and the State (Updated)
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2010
Japan Focus has an article looking at the recent spate of worker suicides at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen as a form of protest against the “global labor regime.” From the abstract: A startling 13 young workers...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 6, 2010
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...
by Xiao Qiang | May 30, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | May 27, 2010
Another worker from Foxconn reportedly tried to kill himself today, bringing the total number of suicide attempts at the company to 13 this year. (Rumors of more suicides are spreading on the Internet. See chinaSMACK and...
by Sophie Beach | May 26, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | May 17, 2010
The Guardian looks at the recent spate of apparent suicides of workers at the Foxconn manufacturing plants in China: Foxconn has expressed sorrow over the seven deaths, all involving workers aged between 18 and 24, and two...
by Sophie Beach | May 15, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | May 12, 2010
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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