China news in brief, 1 May, 2013

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 May, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 May, 2013, 2:41am


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