Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (trading as Foxconn) is the world's biggest maker of electronic components. Its clients include the world's best known electronics and information technology companies, and products manufactured at its plants include iPads, iPhones, iPods for Apple, Kindles for Amazon, PlayStations for Sony and Xboxes for Microsoft.
China news in brief, 1 May, 2013
Two commit suicide at Foxconn, report says
Two Foxconn workers at the Zhengzhou plant in Henan jumped to their deaths recently, local media reported. It was reported that a 23-year-old woman died on Saturday while a man, 24, died last Wednesday. The reports blamed the suicides on a policy banning workers from talking about non-work-related topics once inside the plant. A Foxconn spokesman confirmed the girl's death but denied the male was an employee because he had yet to begin work. Mimi Lau
Labour-camp mother lodges appeal
The mother of a girl raped and forced into prostitution lodged an appeal yesterday in Hunan Provincial Higher People's Court after losing a lawsuit against officials who put her in a labour camp for protesting over the sentences passed on her daughter's captors'. Tang Hui wants the April 12 dismissal overturned. Staff Reporter