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http://thenextweb.com/asia/2010/06/1...na-operations/

title was huge so I had to alter it a bit....


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The UK’s Register is quoting an ON.CC report (in Chinese, Google translation here) that Foxconn, which has seen a rash of suicides at its Shenzhen plant recently, will close down its entire operation in Mainland China. The Irish Times, however, is reporting that, “Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn says it is considering moving some of its production back to the self-ruled island where it has its headquarters.”

So it is unclear what exactly the company is thinking right now regarding its future in China. Foxconn has about 800,000 employees throughout Mainland China, and has said that the labor-intensive approach that it’s taken in China is probably not sustainable long term.
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post #2 of 52
Good lord. How is this going to help at all?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/bu...strike.html?hp

also chinese workers are going on strike and demanding unions. I thought that might tie in a bit.
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Let's see how many people kill themselves now because they just lost their jobs.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/10/10 at 10:19pm
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Wow, because it became public that around 10 people committed suicide and people were outraged, (which they should be!) 800,000 people will lose their job.
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think of it this way, if you want ANY motherboard at all, hurry up and buy.. unless your rich. but supplies may be short after a while
    
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post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by steven937595 View Post
think of it this way, if you want ANY motherboard at all, hurry up and buy.. unless your rich. but supplies may be short after a while
This man makes a very good point people, if this does play out. +Rep sir
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Oh noes, now i can forget to buy a new system 3 months from now
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post #9 of 52
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Good lord. How is this going to help at all?
Yea exactly, i mean lets just fire hundreds of thousands of over worked workers who seem to have a tenancy to commit suicide and who essentially live of this job and who could not really find work else where. Oh well at least they won't kill them selfs as our employees.

I mean honestly this is just awful.
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Wow, because it became public that around 10 people committed suicide and people were outraged, (which they should be!) 800,000 people will lose their job.
Foxconn is not the only company that has employee's that commit suicide. I don't think that 10 people out of 800,000 is even above average is it? I think this whole thing has been blown up out of proportion.
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