Because of Labor Strikes in China: The Taiwanese firm announced in June two raises, more than doubling the basic worker pay to 2,000 yuan ($293) a month for Chinese workers who make iPhones, iPads and other brand-name electronics for corporations including Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. The raises followed 10 worker suicides at the Foxconn compound in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Labor activists have linked the suicides to unduly harsh conditions at the plant, where more than 300,000 people are employed. Foxconn Raising Prices After China Wage Hikes This is why we need education in this country to compete. This is why Carly Fiorina, beloved and admired by Republicans as part of the future of the party, who was head of Hewlett-Packard, moved 18,000 American Jobs to China. Only two ways to compete. Either increase our technical expertise or work for $292 a month. Something to think about.