Chinese Students Building PS4 Consoles at Foxconn in Internships From Hell

Chinese tech super factory Foxconn is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons yet again, after it has been uncovered that it has been using student interns on the production line for Sony's next-gen PlayStation 4 console. Read More >>

Apple Audit Reveals 106 Cases of Underage Labour in China

Apple has released its seventh annual supplier audit and it reveals that one of its suppliers—Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics—was found to violate its underage labour policy 74 times. Unsurprisingly, Apple was clear about the consequences of such a problems, and has completely severed ties with the manufacturer. Read More >>

South Korea Rules That a Samsung Chip Plant Gave Its Employee Cancer

Just when it thought allegations of poor working conditions were grounded, Samsung has been accused by the South Korean government of running a chip plant that causes cancer. Read More >>

Working at Foxconn Just Got Slightly Less Brutal

The Wall Street Journal reports that working conditions are getting better at the embattled Foxconn manufacturing facility where 150,000 Chinese workers assemble iPhones and iPads for the rest of the world. According to the report, wages have been raised by 16 percent and the probation period before entry-level workers are accepted as permanent has been reduced from six months to three months. Read More >>

Apple's Using Its Mountain of Cash to Improve Working Conditions in China

Working conditions in Foxconn's Chinese manufacturing plants have been the turd floating around Apple's Scrooge McDuck swimming pool of money for a while. Now Apple is reportedly partnering with Foxconn to improve working conditions in its plants, and splitting the cost to get there. Read More >>


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