Dreams and Defiance in Foxconn City An Interview with Jenny Chan
By Mark Levinson
Dissent (Spring 2021) is out now!
Link to the website : https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/another-lost-decade
“China is Trying to Make Policy Moves that Won’t Shake the World”
16 March 2021
“Il vero volto della Cina: la prefazione del nuovo volume di Wired”
English: “The true face of China: the preface of the new volume of Wired”
Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Federico Bona for Wired, in “Il Robot Disoccupato” [The Robot Unemployed].
Number 94, Autumn (October – December) 2020.
Pp. 50-51 (Il vero volto della Cina / The true face of China)
Dr Jenny Chan featured on Faculti
1 Feb 2021
Total run time: 15:09
“In China, Tech-Worker Deaths Spark Online Backlash“
17 January 2021
Interviewed by Sha Hua for The Wall Street Journal
12 January 2021
Interviewed by Yuan Yang and Ryan McMorrow (with Nian Liu) for The Financial Times
21 November 2020
Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Ji Siqi for The South China Morning Post
“Jenny Chan on Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of Chinese Workers,” 3 October 2020.
3 October 2020
Interviewed by Russell Mokhiber for Corporate Crime Reporter (Washington, D.C.)
17 September 2020
Interviewer: Paris Marx
Interviewee: Dr Jenny Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
(total run time: 50 mins 22 secs)
2 August 2020
By Salvador Martínez Mas , NIUS
(English: The dark side of Apple products: the suicide drama in China)
“The lining highlights the perfection of Apple / But not our tomorrow / The scanner repeatedly announces ‘OK’ / But not the ‘Error’ of our hearts / 24 hours a day, blinding lights illuminate iPhones / Stirring our days and nights / Thousands of repeated movements do an impeccable job / Testing the limits of our aching, numb shoulders / Each screwdriver turns carefully / But it cannot turn our future around ” .
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By RHODA KWAN 12:00, 29 AUGUST 2020
In 2010, 18 young workers at Foxconn factories in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen tried to commit suicide by jumping off the roof, according to researchers. Fourteen died and three survived. The youngest jumper was aged 17.
The spate of suicides sparked a decade-long investigation by the team of researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This led to a book, Dying for an iPhone, written by Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai and published this summer.
Chan and her team went undercover at Foxconn factories, donning the company uniform and borrowing staff cards to assess conditions in venues such as workers’ canteens and dormitories, and some production workshops.