Foxconn's new "no suicide" approach

Hon Hai agrees to raise salaries at its Foxconn factory in Shenzhen following a series of suicides that have triggered criticism and questions about China's manufacturing miracle.

Life is not worth living, it is too stressful, there is a huge gap between the reality and the dream, Li Hai wrote in a letter, which was later quoted by many Chinese newspapers. The Foxconn worker then took his life by throwing himself off a building on May 25, 42 days after he started working for the world's largest contract manufacturer. Li was 19 years old. 

Foxconn, a contract electronics maker, employs about 800,000 people, roughly half of whom work and live in Shenzhen, just across the border from Hong Kong. The firm operates a huge industrial park there, which it calls Foxconn City, with 15 multi-storey manufacturing buildings, each dedicated to...

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