Foxconn has plans to invest up to $5 billion in India

Foxconn has firmed up plans to invest up to $5 billion in India. As it looks to make the country a parallel manufacturing hub to China for export to key markets across Europe and the US. Read the full article here.

Inside ‘Foxconn city’

Journalist Brian Merchant managed to enter Foxconn’s Longhua complex in Shenshen, China, home to around 450.000 workers. The Longhua complex received a lot of media attention in 2010, when employees committed suicide by jumping off the high buildings. Unfortunately, not much has changed since then….

Chinese interns used as cheap labour at assembly lines

Chinese interns used as cheap labour at assembly lines

Companies like Foxconn and Honda are increasingly depending on interns as cheap workforce. Interns do the same work as regular employees, but are paid lower wages and receive less social security and welfare benefits. Because of the exclusionary university exam system, many Chinese students are…

Foxconn jumps on the 'made in America' campaign of U.S. President Trump

Foxconn jumps on the ‘made in America’ campaign of U.S. President Trump

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, wants to re-create the Chinese production model in the U.S. It is yet another multinational jumping on the ‘made in America’ campaign of U.S. President Trump. In January this year, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou pronounced its plans…

Foxconn considering to set up U.S. display facility with Apple

Foxconn considering to set up U.S. display facility with Apple

Foxconn is considering to build a production facility in the U.S. to make display panels. Apple, an important customer of the panels, would also contribute to the investment. Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, is considering to build a production facility in the…

'Chinese' employment practices imported to electronics assembly in Europe

‘Chinese’ employment practices imported to electronics assembly in Europe

According to the European Trade Union Institute, phones are not the only export products from Foxconn that enter Europe. It seems that the company is also adapting its ‘Chinese’ work and employment strategies in European subsidiaries. In a comparison between Chinese factories and those in…