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Old 09-06-2012, 02:56 AM   #206
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Originally Posted by Dopedangel View Post
Apple and its supplier were under more scrutiny because just a few months before multiple people had committed suicide at the Foxconn plant where apple products are manufactured or assembled.
That story pretty much has been debunked. More of a case of overzealous journalism. On average, way fewer Foxconn employees committed suicide than even Air France employees. The average at Foxconn was lower than for any industrialized country in the world. (remember Foxconn has about 1 million employees, while 13 deaths are 13 too many, we have to put that number in perspective). And working conditions were actually quite good.

And, as a result of the exorbitant wage hikes that followed this overblown story the great exodus of foreign companies from China has set in. Which is one of the reasons China's economy isn't looking so good.

Just wanted to mention that Foxconn is by no means an exclusive Apple supplier, they work for pretty much everybody.

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