Foxconn Employee Suicide Incident

Nine suicides highlight the suffering of migrant workers

The rapid development of Foxconn has become a legend. It has been No. 1 on the list of top 200 mainland exporters for seven consecutive years, and in 2009, it climbed to the 109th spot in the Fortune 500. However, in the first half of this year, nine of its employees chose to end their young lives by jumping from buildings, which forces us to explore the heavy price behind the legend.

Suicide epidemic at Foxconn

By Ji BeibeiSource: Global Times. 13 May 2010. Six worker suicides in less than five months have put the management of Taiwan-based company Foxconn under a microscope again after another of its employees jumped from a building and died Tuesday in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
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