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A look behind the gates of Foxconn

Apr 9, 2012
China correspondent Rob Schmitz is the second journalist to ever visit an Apple production line at Foxconn, where many of the world's electronics are manufactured. He describes what he saw and learned.

A look inside a Foxconn factory

Apr 5, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of the few reporters to gain access into a Foxconn factory. He discusses what working conditions were like for the workers there.

Reporter's Notebook: From both sides of the gates of Foxconn

Apr 4, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz takes you behind the scenes of Foxconn for exclusive access into what life is like for the workers who help assemble your Apple products.

Foxconn, Apple agree to improve worker conditions

Mar 30, 2012
Foxconn says it'll hike pay and limit work hours after an investigation found the firm was regularly violating labor rules.

FLA's Foxconn report uncovers labor violations

Mar 29, 2012
Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, discusses working conditions at Foxconn's factories and the fixes that Apple and Foxconn are promising.

Daisey lied, but factory working conditions in China still lag

Mar 19, 2012
Mike Daisey made up the details of his first-hand account of dismal working conditions at Apple factories in China for his stage play and the radio program This American Life. But for workers in China, the issues are real.

An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details

Mar 16, 2012
The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?

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Foxconn agrees to raise worker wages

Feb 20, 2012
The Taiwan-based manufacturer will also cut down on excessive overtime. What will this mean for its purchasers -- like Apple -- and consumers?

Foxconn reform may lead to more changes in China

Feb 20, 2012
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.