“Jenny Chan on Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of Chinese Workers,” 3 October 2020.
Interviewed by Russell Mokhiber for Corporate Crime Reporter (Washington, D.C.)
“How Foxconn Treats the Workers Who Built Your iPhone w/ Jenny Chan,”
17 September 2020
Interviewer: Paris Marx
Interviewee: Dr Jenny Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
(total run time: 50 mins 22 secs)
By Salvador Martínez Mas , NIUS, 2 August 2020
(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.