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Foxconn Workers Threaten Suicide


Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the electronics manufacturer Foxconn threatened to leap from the roof of a building in Wuhan in a protest over wages and working conditions, echoing the tragedy of laborers who jumped to their deaths for similar reasons two years earlier at other company plants.

Foxconn is a major manufacturer of products for Apple, Sony, Nintendo, HP and Microsoft, among others. —ARK

The protest happened in the central China city of Wuhan.

It involved 200 workers, the Hong-Kong based activist group Information Centre for Human Rights said.

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