Tag Archives: foxconn

Weekend Reading: New York Times Foxconn Follow-up

December 29, 2012

The New York Times has run a follow-up story to their earlier excellent coverage of Foxconn/Apple China labor problems and mitigation efforts. The article ran early in the week, but I was only able to get to it this morning because of VPN (i.e., technical) issues. The basic take away from “Signs of Changes Taking […]

The Latest Report on Foxconn Working Conditions

May 31, 2012

The Guardian reports on the latest study of labor conditions at Foxconn factories. Hong Kong workers’ rights group Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found that: Grueling workloads, humiliating punishments and battery-farm living conditions remain routine for workers assembling Apple’s luxury electronics, according to one of the most detailed reports yet on life inside China’s Foxconn factories. The researchers […]

What Daisey Hath Wrought

March 19, 2012

You see what happens when a real, important story is “improved upon” by an entertainer? We get this kind of thing from Foxconn: “Our corporate image has been totally ruined,” said Foxconn spokesman Simon Hsing. “The point is whatever media that cited the program should not have reported it without confirming (with us).” Hsing added that […]

Irresponsible Reporting on Apple-Foxconn

February 3, 2012

Working conditions at electronics supplier Foxconn is a valid issue. Too bad some of the reporting is melodramatic and incorrect, which really skews the discussion in which we’re engaged. Check out this language from ZDNet: So we should cut to the chase that Apple is absolutely not unique in having products made by workers which are […]

Foxconn Suicides: Plenty of Harm, but No Foul?

April 14, 2010

What with the thinly-veiled erotic pleasure that many early adopters of the iPad are experiencing these days, it is with some trepidation that I bring up the topic of the travails of one of Apple’s hardware suppliers in China, Foxconn. Foxconn has had lots of problems lately, mostly due, as you can imagine, to the […]