12 May 2021
By Steven Crook
Taiwan Business TOPICS (The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan)
“Apple has had one eye open and one eye closed,” says Jenny Chan, an assistant professor of sociology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. “Also, Apple is not alone in causing such problems. We seek to open the big black box of labor in global supply chains.”
Chan co-authored the 2020 book Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers, and is an advisor to Electronics Watch (EW), an NGO that asks public-sector buyers such as universities to use their leverage to hold brands accountable.