Title ‘Dying for an iPhone’: The human cost of Apple’s high-speed production demands Rhoda Kwan by RHODA KWAN Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Hong Kong Free Press Media type Web Duration/Length/Size an interview with Dr Jenny Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Country/Territory Hong Kong Date 29/08/20 Description In 2010, 18 young workers at Foxconn factories in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen tried to commit suicide by jumping off the roof, according to researchers. Fourteen died and three survived. The youngest jumper was aged 17.
The spate of suicides sparked a decade-long investigation by the team of researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This led to a book, Dying for an iPhone, written by Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai and published this summer.
Producer/Author Rhoda Kwan URL https://hongkongfp.com/2020/08/29/dying-for-an-iphone-the-human-cost-of-apples-high-speed-production-demands/ Persons Jenny Chan
- Dying for an iPhone
- global production network
- the state
- rural migrant workers