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Foxconn factory workers are protesting in China

11/23/2022 - 09:45

According to AFP and Reuters, "large-scale protests" have started at a Foxconn factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

The newspapers are referring to CCTV footage that has been posted on Twitter and the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The approximate number of the "huge group of workers" shown in the video is not stated. They used sticks to smash the glass and security cameras of the Foxconn campus building. The police have already arrived at the site.

The Chinese government has not yet made any official comments about the incident.

Apple stated in early November that Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory was "working at a severely reduced capacity" due to coronavirus restrictions.

Chinese officials declared implementation of severe regulations in one of Zhengzhou's most heavily inhabited neighborhoods back in mid-September, and sanitary regulations were implemented at the Foxconn plant. The employees were unhappy as a result, and some of them quit the company. According to Reuters, the plant's production in November might be 30% lower.