Riding Foxconns suicide express? Amid media reports of suicides of young Chinese workers, public discussions about corporate management, workers socio-psychological well-being, and international supply chain labor responsibility have been getting intense. An online Chinese news database newly created in January 2010 raised a question, Foxconn employeeswhy havent they held back from killing themselves (Ppsj.com)? Another report dated 9 April 2010 asked somewhat more urgent, Who can bring the Foxconn suicide express to a halt (News.163.com)? Foxconn Technology Group, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest final assembling-supplier in the global electronics industry. The Taiwanese company announced consolidated net profits of NT$18 billion (US$568.73 million) for the first quarter of 2010, increased 34.8 percent on year. The company employs over 800,000 staff worldwide, mostly in China. In Shenzhen City, Foxconns Longhua Science and Technology Park houses some 300,000 workers in one single campus. china study group Blog Archive Dying Young: Suicide & China?s Booming Economy ------------------------------------------ Story after story about suicides and the notes they left behind. I'm amazed at the number of right wingers on the USMB who call this "capitalism" and think we should be more like the Chinese. Is this why Republican leaders want to abolish the minimum wage?