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The Woman Who Almost Died Making Your iPhone

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology

New details have emerged surrounding the 2010 suicide attempt of Foxconn worker Tian Yu, who threw herself from the fourth floor dormitory at Foxconn'...

Dave Jamieson

Crisis At Apple's Factory Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The industry-backed nonprofit group that monitors plants for Apple, Nestle and other major brands has run into financial trouble, having...

Foxconn Needs More Time To Make Improvements

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group said on Friday it needs more time to reduce overtime at its China factories after labor monitors appointed...

Foxconn Is Getting Better, But Not Completely

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A labor group Apple Inc. joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, ...

Foxconn's Biggest Loss Ever

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH), the world's biggest contract maker of cellphones, fell...

Apple Makes Foxconn Change The Way Its Unions Work

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group, a leading maker of Apple's iPhones and gadgets for other global brands, is widening the...

What If We Did Trade Right?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Everyone I know is in favor of trade done right. But global trade agreements go overboard in protecting investor rights.

New Documentary Illuminates Perils of U.S. China Policy

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The connection between the irresistibility of cheap Chinese-made products and the loss of America's manufacturing base -- along with the threat to peace on earth -- is at the heart of Death by China.

More Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Factory Worker Who Had Half His Brain Removed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A Chinese Apple manufacturer has a message for a worker who had half his brain removed after a factory accident: Get out of the hospital or else. Z...

'iPhone' Factory Re-Opens After Massive 2,000-Person Brawl

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology

BEIJING (AP) — A factory in China owned by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones resumed production Tuesday after a brawl by workers highlighted tensi...

Peak Apple Season?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Thing One: Peak Apple: This is what it looks like at the top. Apple looks like it can't lose. It just rolled out its latest unnecessary distraction...

Foxconn Accused Of Using Forced Student Labor To Make iPhones

The New York Times | DAVID BARBOZA and CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

As Apple prepares to unveil the latest iPhone this week, the company’s manufacturing partner in China, Foxconn Technology, is coming under renewed c...

Foxconn Announces New Plan To Combat Violations

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology

* Hours must be cut, some workers worry about overtime * Report comes day after Apple sets new market value record * Fox...

Inspectors Report Good News From iPad Factories -- For Now

Reuters | Poornima Gupta | Posted 09.05.2013 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Foxconn have improved work and safety conditions at the Chinese factories tha...

Empowered Consumers Can Change The World - But Will They?

John Friedman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Chick-fil-A has done the right thing by being transparent. I believe that the more that stakeholders know about a company the better they are able to make informed decisions. Now it is up to consumers to act.

Massive Riot Erupts At Foxconn Factory

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

Frustrations erupted Monday night at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, when a minor incident sparked a Foxconn workers riot against security guards. Ap...

Activists Slam iPad Factory Working Conditions

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Working conditions at Foxconn's gargantuan Chinese factories that assemble App...

Apple To Help Improve Factories In China

Reuters | John Ruwitch | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc and its key supplier Foxconn Technology Group will share the initial costs of improving ...

Apple's Two Faces: Power Gaps Between Brazil and China Foxconn Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Apple presides over a global technology empire, but the economic landscapes it shapes around the world are strangely uneven. As long as corporations can freely cross national boundaries, workers' rights should be just as global.

WATCH: iPad Assembled At Foxconn Factory

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

Rumors, reports and downright lies have been swirling around the conditions of Foxconn factories in China that assemble products like Apple's new iPad...

Apple/Foxconn Promises -- We'll See

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Apple's suppliers promise to improve conditions, make workplaces safer, stop forcing such long hours and lift wages. Foxconn even says they'll start obeying Chinese law -- but not until next year!

Foxconn and the Curious Silence of Social Media

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Adam Hanft

Seduction wins over obligation. Based on the minimal level of visible, practical outrage -- boycotts, petitions, any social storm at all -- it's clear that the manifold pleasures we derive from Apple's products are blinding us.

Why Chinese Workers May Be Getting Paid More

AP | JOE McDONALD and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

BEIJING — Consumers probably won't have to pay more for iPads, iPhones and other popular consumer electronics despite a Chinese company's pledge...

Apple Products: Now With 10 Percent Less Guilt

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

The odds of you winning tonight's $540 million Mega Millions jackpot are 175 million to one, but there are only seven and a half things you need to kn...

Foxconn Factory's Violations: iPad Factory Workers' Grievances Detailed In Report

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology

The results of an audit of three Foxconn factories that manufacture Apple products has turned up "serious and pressing" violations of Chinese labor la...