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Taiwan: ipod sweatshop

Categories: East Asia, China, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (ROC), Breaking News, Economics & Business, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Labor

The breaking news of ipod sweatshop in China has been picked up by Taiwan Citizen journalism [1] (zh) website Coolloud as the contracting company Foxconn (registered in Hong Kong) is owned by a Taiwanese multi-national corporate Hon Hai. According to the report workers work 15 hours a week while earning USD 50 a month. The Shengzhen (Southern part of China, near Hong Kong) based factory campus is surrounded by many security guards. If a worker leaves the production line, they would be punished. Male workers’ punishment is doing “press-up”!