“Over the past month, media reports have made Foxconn the icon of Chinese labor suffrage,” Brad Hall writes for TheStreet. “Headlines from The Telegraph (March 7) read ‘iPhone Workers Beg Apple for Better Working Conditions.’ Daily Tech wrote, ‘Employees at Apple’s Hellish Foxconn Factory Feel Life is ‘Meaningless’.’ Sounds like a scary place.”
“My office building shares a property line with Foxconn’s largest plant in Shenzhen. Every night I see Foxconn employees at restaurants,” Hall explains. “They seem happy, but after reading many articles, I’ve come to view them with pity. Yet, friends who work as consultants to Foxconn tell me that working conditions are quite good.”
Hall writes, “One thing is certain — the media is not telling you the truth.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Elsic1975a” for the heads up.]