Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

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

Photograph by Frederik Balfour/Bloomberg

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An Employee Parade

An employee parade at Foxconn's Longhua campus in Shenzhen, August 2010.

The parade was planned as a morale-booster. In January of this year, about 150 workers at Foxconn's plant in Wuhan protested the company's plan to move them to a new production line. Some members threatened to jump from a factory building's rooftop, and 45 employees resigned.

Foxconn is shifting some production from coastal Guangdong province to central Henan and western Sichuan provinces, where labor and land costs are one-third cheaper.

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