“Foxconn Technology Group, Apple Inc.’s largest supplier and the target of allegations of poor work conditions, welcomed a retraction of a U.S. radio program episode it said was based on lies,” Tim Culpan reports for Businessweek.
“‘I am happy that the truth prevails, I am glad that Mike Daisey’s lies were exposed. But I don’t think that the reports about this have gone far enough to find out what exactly is the truth,’ Louis Woo, spokesman for Taipei-based Foxconn said by phone,” Culpan reports. “‘People will have the impression that Foxconn is a bad company, so I hope they will come and find out for themselves,’ Woo said.”
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