Life at a Foxconn Factory in China

Liu Zhiyi reports after having worked undercover for 28 days at a Chinese Foxconn factory, where Apple (and other) devices are assembled:

When chatting with them, I often struggled to respond, as I felt I was ridiculously fortunate. They actually envied those who could take a leave due to work injury, while casually joking about how their station’s been toxicated. When talking about their colleagues’ suicidal jumps, there was often a surprisingly calm reaction, and sometimes even a banter would be made about it, as if they were all outsiders.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010