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iPhone assembler Foxconn closes factory after brawl involving 2,000
Financial Post ^ | September 24, 2012 | Clare Jim

Posted on 09/24/2012 5:32:54 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple’s iPhones and makes components for top global electronics companies, closed a plant in China on Monday after about 2,000 workers were involved in a brawl at a company dormitory.

It was not clear how long the shutdown would last at the plant, which employs about 79,000 people in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, while police and company officials investigate the cause of the disturbance.

Foxconn said the trouble started with a personal row that blew up into a brawl. But some people posting messages on a Twitter-like site said factory guards had beaten workers and that sparked the melee.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: apple; china; madeinchina; telecom

1 posted on 09/24/2012 5:32:56 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

First Rule: Don’t talk about iphone Brawl Club.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 5:36:40 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Squawk 8888
Foxconn makes a lot of components for kindles as well, that may slow down release of the New kindle fire HD 4G LTE.

CC

3 posted on 09/24/2012 5:39:37 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Squawk 8888

I wonder how many millions of Iphones have been spiked, tampered with or had some component compromised.

And that is just another reason why I won’t brand myself with the yellow hot Apple branding iron and complacently follows the rest of the herd.

I like my Samsung Galaxy S.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Is it a god time to move those factories again?


5 posted on 09/24/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Squawk 8888
Those ChiCom peasants need to just shut up and work. People need their new IPhones.

Our economy is counting on it.

6 posted on 09/24/2012 5:43:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Apple is an iconic brand-name among the liberal set so you are likely not to see too much hay made of this in mainstream media.

Just imagine however if Apple was your typical big corporation that liberals love to hate. Why this would be a huge front page story and it would be tied somehow to the Romney campaign - you know, big bad capitalists doing their thing.

7 posted on 09/24/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: GeronL
Sure, send 'em to Vietnam. It seems they are rapidly normalizing relations with us, are industrious and less antagonistic than the chicomms.

CC

8 posted on 09/24/2012 5:51:55 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Squawk 8888

They were fighting to get the Lebron James $300 basketball shoes. Must’ve been on sale for $200.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: Squawk 8888

They must’ve been the Obama supporters from the previous thread.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 5:54:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SamAdams76

I never really thought of it like that but I’ll go along and say yes an Iphone user in a majority sense does appear to be mostly of the liberal crowd.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 5:55:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Eye of Unk

my kids drank the Apple KoolAid but I ain’t gonna


12 posted on 09/24/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Or, you could bring 'em back to the U.S.(what a brainstorm!)

CC

13 posted on 09/24/2012 6:00:28 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Eye of Unk
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Apple products too (as is Rush Limbaugh for example) so I'm not saying it's purely a liberal/conservative thing. However liberals do have a blind spot when it comes to Apple, allowing them to get away with things that they would criticize other companies for doing.

Aside from FoxConn, it also appears that Apple is taking advantage of their low-wage employees at the Apple stores in the United States. The average fulltime Apple Store employee pulls in around a half million per year in revenue for the company but are paid peanuts - not much better than your average Wal-Mart store.

But liberals love Apple and hate Wal-Mart. Probably because Apple makes lots of shiny toys and their co-founder Steve Jobs was such a typical liberal - to wit, a condescending, self-important jerk to most people he dealt with.

14 posted on 09/24/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Squawk 8888

Dark satanic mills in the Workers’ Paradise? Someone alert Michael Moore.

“The Workers’ Paradise” was my Polish dad’s favorite phrase to describe his formerly commie homeland. It kills me that we’re graduating commie-sympathizing kids from our own schoolag archipelago.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 6:08:01 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Eye of Unk

I wonder how many millions of Iphones have been spiked, tampered with or had some component compromised.
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The answer is ZERO , their QC checks would isolate the worker pretty fast , they would be out of a job and that means their family back in the hinterlands would begin starving (again).


16 posted on 09/24/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m impressed that a Taiwanese company is using a factory in mainland China.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 6:23:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Neidermeyer

Fine by mean, I don’t have any Apple product and I doubt I ever will.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Squawk 8888

Cue “Kung Fu Fighting”.


19 posted on 09/24/2012 6:27:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Squawk 8888

Foxconn this foxconn that...I guess the media isn’t going to be satisfied until they are out of business...what is it that they hate, is it the ‘fox’ in their name or that they actually created jobs for people....


20 posted on 09/24/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: battousai

Foxconn has their employees working in slave labor conditions.

They actually don’t create any jobs. Their a contract manufacturer.

I, and the company I work for, compete with companies that use Foxconn. So, that means Americans here are competing directly with Chinese slave labor.

We’ve been told here that any positions which are eliminated will be filled in China. We’ve also been told that there are 500 reqs to fill in China. That means that jobs here are moving over to China due to lower labor costs.

You can easily see that the long term management and ownership strategy is to reduce the number of positions here and ship them to China.

I cheer these people when they strike or riot. It means that, eventually, Chinese labor costs will have to go up. It won’t happen any time soon, but it’s better for us in the long term.

And at some point, these labor interruptions will become a factor in starting factories in China.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 6:43:02 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Celtic Conservative
Sure, send 'em to Vietnam. It seems they are rapidly normalizing relations with us, are industrious and less antagonistic than the chicomms.

Better yet, increase use of robots and move production back onshore.

22 posted on 09/24/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m guessing that if iPhones were assembled in the US, they might not cost any more than the current Chinese version, but Apple wants to show their liberal side and that “they are citizens of the world”.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 6:57:22 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Squawk 8888

HERE is where unions began in our country and how they can help China- but in the USA they have long since outgrown their usefulness and are now as evil as what they were created to fight.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 7:07:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eye of Unk

Fine by mean, I don’t have any Apple product and I doubt I ever will.
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Like you I have never owned an apple product because I shop for best value and apple is a botique item... I do however see that they build an outstanding product..


25 posted on 09/24/2012 7:08:56 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: AlmaKing

Ok thanks for the info, its just that when the media is against something I automatically figure whatever they are against must be doing something right.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 7:19:17 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Squawk 8888

“company dormitory”

Isn’t that like the line of cabins that sat out back of the Big House in the Democrat run Old South?


27 posted on 09/24/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: fella

Very similar. Most of the factory workers in China are from small villages and are housed by their employer.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"I’m guessing that if iPhones were assembled in the US, they might not cost any more than the current Chinese version..."

Only if you shot any and every liberal union puke who came within a mile of the factory or any of its workers.

29 posted on 09/24/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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