Thursday, August 11, 2011

The China Game


One of Apple’s main manufacturing subcontractors is Foxconn. It’s the biggest company you’ve never heard of. They make electronic components and, in some cases, full pieces of assembled equipment. For example, Foxconn makes all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads. The company has just over a million​—​you read that right​—​employees. Its biggest factory is a facility in Szechuan that houses, literally, 420,000 workers. Employees eat, sleep, work, and play on the premises, a gated complex that sprawls for 1.16 square miles. Foxconn City, as it’s known, would be the 44th-largest city in America.

Read the rest of
The Weekly Standard article here.

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