Shortlisted by The Wire China: Dying for an iPhone (Sep 2020)

Press/Media

Description

‘Putting aside the title’s glib pun — a reference to the suicides of some factory workers in China who make Apple products — this book is a thorough overview of an important topic. Despite best efforts to “decouple” tech supply chains between US firms and Chinese factories, our iPhones and other gadgets are still largely made in China, and we have a responsibility to know their human and environmental, as well as pecuniary, price. This exposé — dramatically written, but chock full of statistics — chronicles the deaths, unpaid overtime, and other abuses of factories, with a special focus on Apple partner Foxconn. Drawing on interviews with both workers and managers, it will make you look twice at your phone.’

Alec Ash, The Wire China, 20 Sep 2020 https://www.thewirechina.com/2020/09/20/history-is-what-china-makes-of-it/

Subject

Shortlisted book in September 2020 by The Wire China

Period20 Sep 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleShortlist: Dying for an iPhone
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Wire China
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeA one paragraph review
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date20/09/20
    Description‘Putting aside the title’s glib pun — a reference to the suicides of some factory workers in China who make Apple products — this book is a thorough overview of an important topic. Despite best efforts to “decouple” tech supply chains between US firms and Chinese factories, our iPhones and other gadgets are still largely made in China, and we have a responsibility to know their human and environmental, as well as pecuniary, price. This exposé — dramatically written, but chock full of statistics — chronicles the deaths, unpaid overtime, and other abuses of factories, with a special focus on Apple partner Foxconn. Drawing on interviews with both workers and managers, it will make you look twice at your phone.’

    — Alec Ash, The Wire China, 20 Sep 2020 https://www.thewirechina.com/2020/09/20/history-is-what-china-makes-of-it/
    Producer/AuthorAlec Ash
    URLhttps://www.thewirechina.com/2020/09/20/history-is-what-china-makes-of-it/
    PersonsWai Ling Chan

Keywords

  • Dying for an iPhone
  • US
  • China
  • Apple
  • Foxconn