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Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

By Tom Randall - 2012-03-30T19:36:57Z

Photograph by Thomas Lee/Bloomberg

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Production Line at Foxconn City

Employees work on a production line in the Longhua Science and Technology Park, also known as Foxconn City, in Shenzhen.

Some of the harshest criticisms of Foxconn were inspired by Mike Daisey, whose one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" was running at the Public Theater in New York. Daisey's monologue, and subsequent appearances on major media outlets, described inhumane factory conditions that the public radio program "This American Life" later revealed to be fabricated for dramatic effect.

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