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Protest at Chinese iPad maker Foxconn after 11th suicide this year [China]

Author: Malcolm Moore, Telegraph [UK], Published on: 25 May 2010

…A spate of recent suicides at Foxconn has highlighted the concerns over working conditions inside the giant Longhua factory, where 300,000 workers assemble goods for clients including Apple, Sony, Nintendo, Dell and Nokia…Yesterday, Apple declined to comment on the situation…In the lobby of Foxconn's headquarters in Hong Kong, a group of around two dozen protestors laid mannequins to rest and conducted funeral rites... "It is not just Foxconn, it is the whole factory system...there are other suicides in other factories and the owners hush it up and pay the families quietly and no one will ever know about it," said Geoffrey Crothall, at China Labour Bulletin...

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