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  1. Foxconn option for Henan's migrating millions

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to change. Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, recently took just a month to build a production line for Taiwanese IT giant Foxconn, which plans to move 300,000 jobs to the city. In June, top Henan officials led a team to Foxconn's main Shenzhen plant to negotiate the transfer deal. In July, Hon Hai, Foxconn's parent, finalised plans for a new factory in Zhengzhou, costing about ...

  2. Worker No 8 dead in Foxconn factory fall

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Just days after the Shenzhen government deployed an investigation team to look into a series of suicides at Foxconn factories, another young employee of the Taiwanese-owned ... at Foxconn's main industrial complex in Longhua township, Shenzhen, and jumped to his death. His death was the eighth in 10 suicide attempts at the company's two Shenzhen factories this year, all ...

  3. At Foxconn, success and tragedy linked

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu and Fox Yi Hu As the world's largest gadget maker, Foxconn's revenue of US$60.8 billion last year nearly equalled the combined sales of its top nine competitors in the world. Its titanic force of 900,000 mainland workers helps forge Foxconn's dominance in the industry of contract electronics, but a spate of suicides has called into question ...

  4. Foxconn unit faces housing probe

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A Foxconn subsidiary in Yantai, Shandong, is under investigation for failing to contribute to mandatory housing funds on behalf of 80,000 workers at the Foxconn Science ... by the Economic Information Daily, a Xinhua-affiliated business newspaper, which accused Foxconn of not paying the housing funds for workers for years- an amount estimated at 200 million yuan (HK$228 ...

  5. 300,000 Foxconn staff in move to Henan

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Foxconn plans to relocate 300,000 jobs from Shenzhen to a new factory in central China's Henan province, and shift some other production to Tianjin, Qingdao and Wuhan after a spate of worker suicides and rising labour costs in Shenzhen. Xinhua reported yesterday that Foxconn's new factory in Zhengzhou, Henan's provincial capital, would occupy a 133-hectare ...

  6. Struggle for Foxconn girl who wanted to die

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... fractures of her spine and four hip fractures suffered when she tried to leap to her death at Foxconn's main factory complex in Shenzhen in March. She is carrying four metal plates inside her ... to heal the physical injuries and the psychological damage caused by her suicide attempt. At about 8am on March 17, Tian jumped from her fourth floor dormitory at Foxconn's giant Longhua ...

  7. Foxconn factories are labour camps: report

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Technology giant Foxconn has been described as a 'labour camp' that severely violates China's labour laws and abuses workers physically and mentally, in a research report jointly produced by 20 universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland. The 83-page report draws on interviews with more than 1,800 workers from 12 Foxconn-owned factories in nine ...

  8. Foxconn at wits' end over spate of suicides

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of electronics and computer parts, says it has forestalled nearly 30 suicide attempts in the past three weeks after setting up ... as the maker of Apple's iconic iPhone, has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons lately- on Tuesday, a female worker died in an apparent suicide. It is the eighth such tragedy at Foxconn ...

  9. Why there's less to the suicides at Foxconn than meets the eye

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of employee suicides at Foxconn's Shenzhen assembly plant, which has seen 10 workers kill themselves so far this year. According to publications and broadcasters around the world, the narrative ... that disproportionately high numbers are driven to kill themselves. But just like the articles about France Telecom, the stories about Foxconn are deeply misleading. Look at the numbers: 34 suicides in two years ...

  10. Foxconn deaths spur boycott of new iPhone

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... gadget is made. A protest will be held outside the Hong Kong office of Foxconn, the Taiwan-owned firm whose Shenzhen factories- contract manufacturers for Apple and other consumer electronics ... they manufacture iPhones,' Debby Chan Sze-wan, project officer for the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, said. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou yesterday broke his ...




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