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Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the make-inciteful-comments dept.

China 456

Presto Vivace writes with news (as reported by Engadget) of a riot at Foxconn's Taiyuan plant, reportedly over guards beating up a worker, and writes "Something is going on at Foxconn. Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?" Reports of the riot are also at Reuters, TUAW, and CNBC, to name a few.

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Strange (5, Funny)

rhavan (1755044) | about 2 years ago | (#41432985)

I was trying to find the plant in question on IOS Maps, but I don't see it.

Re:Strange (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433051)

You'd be lucky to find China with those maps.

Re:Strange (5, Funny)

morcego (260031) | about 2 years ago | (#41433211)

You'd be lucky to find China with those maps.

It is right between Italy and Venezuela.

Re:Strange (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433269)

Testing this thing out

Re:Strange (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#41433273)

Fool, that's San Francisco.

Re:Strange (1)

cultiv8 (1660093) | about 2 years ago | (#41433539)

Next to the ocean?

Re:Strange (5, Insightful)

Yvanhoe (564877) | about 2 years ago | (#41433079)

I wish there were a +1 Frightening moderation option

Re:Strange (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433181)

whoever modded this "troll" is a total jackass.

get a sense of humour.

Re:Strange (5, Informative)

Guppy (12314) | about 2 years ago | (#41433221)

I was trying to find the plant in question on IOS Maps, but I don't see it.

Funny you joke, but mainland China considers accurate maps to be a state secret. All exported maps, including those used for GPS units, are required by law to introduce deliberate distortions (although some devices have hacks available to correct them).

Re:Strange (5, Funny)

Tough Love (215404) | about 2 years ago | (#41433253)

Oh so you're saying, Apple actually developed iOS 6 maps to please the Chinese government and we shouldn't just ascribe it to incompetence?

Re:Strange (5, Funny)

SomePgmr (2021234) | about 2 years ago | (#41433301)

Ah, it's a feature, not a bug. Also, you're holding it wrong.

I know this routine. ;)

Re:Strange (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433531)

Yeah or maybe Guppy was just trying to share some info that the joke had reminded him/her of. Slashdot has become such a cesspool of jackassery. The post wasn't defending Apple's crappy maps replacement it was just sharing info...come one you insufferable slashdot baboons act decent for a change.

Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41432987)

The code here must suck. No matter what OS or browser I use there is always some kind of rendering issues. I don't get that from other sites.

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433061)

same with me, the code is total ass, have to refresh the bitch like 20 times to get it to load properly.

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433129)

Works well enough in firefox and chrome, on both windows 7 and ubuntu.

Does not work correctly in any mobile browser I've tried.

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433199)

malpha.slashdot.org

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433445)

Wow. It looks even worse on malpha...

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (1)

Aryden (1872756) | about 2 years ago | (#41433595)

Works perfectly well with Chrome, IE, FireFox, Opera on Windows 7, OSX, XP and Ubuntu. Has to be you mate.

Re:Why doesn't Slashdot render the same way twice? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433379)

no you jsut suck, and I have loaded slashdot on a dos based browser on a 386, still looks the same

clean your spyware infected bullshit or do us all a favor and never connect to the internet again

dumbass

Workers rights (0)

drwho (4190) | about 2 years ago | (#41432997)

They rioted because they didn't get the free iPhone 5s they were promised.

Re:Workers rights (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433041)

They each gave a kidney to Foxconn and all they got was the lousy iPhone 5 promotional T-shirt.

We could send in our meddlers like we did with the Arab Spring. And this time, we could call it "Red Dead Revolution."

-- Ethanol-fueled

Re:Workers rights (1, Funny)

Jahf (21968) | about 2 years ago | (#41433043)

Well duh, the iPhone 5s won't be released this year.

Srsly? (5, Insightful)

ugen (93902) | about 2 years ago | (#41433003)

Yes, and slashdot readers are a great source of news from Chinese sweatshop plants because demographics are, like, so close.

cnn? (1, Troll)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about 2 years ago | (#41433015)

CNN has no story on this.

It goes against their "wanking off to apple" policy.

Android phones are made out of hemp in the USA by (1, Flamebait)

Brannon (221550) | about 2 years ago | (#41433239)

union labor.

Re:Android phones are made out of hemp in the USA (4, Funny)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433317)

No, not hemp; it's rainbows shat out by unicorns and then sun-dried.

Labor disputes (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#41433017)

"Something is going on at Foxconn. Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?"

This is China. There won't be any news.

Re:Labor disputes (3, Insightful)

pokoteng (2729771) | about 2 years ago | (#41433113)

The fact that this news like this actually got out is news in itself.

Re:Labor disputes (5, Informative)

artor3 (1344997) | about 2 years ago | (#41433315)

There will be tweets (or weibos as the case may be), until the government gets around to blocking them. For example this one [twitter.com] and these [yahoo.com] .

It's pretty clear that this wasn't just a little fight, but it seems to be under control at this point. The cops were out in force, and there appear to have been military personnel on the scene as well.

Who cares? (4, Insightful)

AntiBasic (83586) | about 2 years ago | (#41433021)

Who cares? I'm sitting in a coffee shop sipping on fairtrade coffee on blogging on my retina macbook pro about Obama and talking on my new iphone 5.

Scumbag western liberals: claims to support the working class, gladly buys products from a communist dictatorship with an abysmal human rights record

Re:Who cares? (3, Informative)

ugen (93902) | about 2 years ago | (#41433071)

Do you suggest that they stop using computers (or, in general, any electronics) completely? That would be "survivalists" then.

Re:Who cares? (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433109)

But my Raspberry Pi was assembled in the UK and it is clearly better than a retina MBP so hah!

Re:Who cares? (1)

viperidaenz (2515578) | about 2 years ago | (#41433615)

Doubt it, the first batches were assembled in China. I don't think the UK assembly plant has shipped anything yet.

Are human rights better or worse in China since (3, Interesting)

Brannon (221550) | about 2 years ago | (#41433101)

Western countries starting buying products made there?

Maybe the Western countries aren't the problem. Maybe China is the problem.

Re:Are human rights better or worse in China since (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433271)

Not China per se, but the situation they're in. They're still in the industrial revolution, which is notorious for few worker rights not only in China but everywhere else. Despite its problems, it's a necessary step they cannot avoid, not unless they plan on going back to the feudal age (which won't happen). Give China ten years and I'm sure things won't be so bad for their workers, although their industry will take a hit and start moving, perphaps to India if they manage to fix their problems by then.

Re:Are human rights better or worse in China since (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433451)

Such a sweet back-handed apologetic. I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Re:Who cares? (5, Funny)

formfeed (703859) | about 2 years ago | (#41433131)

I know dude!

Here I am, buying cheap electronic components, and I know that by doing so I support a state
where the police can arrest you if they don't like the way you look and your papers don't convince them that you are a good citizen.
A place where any worker can just be fired and replaced without reason.
A state, where workers have no right to organize and might even be arrested for trying.
-But on the other hand, I like the cheap stuff I get from Arizona.

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433193)

And taking your business elsewhere supports the working class by taking away the only jobs they have?

Frankly, shitty global working conditions and pay is the least of my worries. It sucks for them and hopefully their government will rectify it. It's not my job to fret day in and out about your working conditions. It's not like these people were picked up off the street and forced into some sort of labor camp against their will. Getting paid poorly and treated badly is an issue for their own labor forces and government and lawyers and activists to address

Also, it's amusing that if I buy a laptop that was built in a corporation in China that is taking American jobs for shit pay and shit treatment makes me a "TERRIBLE PERSON", but if I buy a cell phone, DVD player, ceramic figurine, tee-shirt, or hammer that is made in China... nobody gives a fuck.

How about we focus on how we're going to compete as a country and a people in a world with India and China undercutting us left and right rather than trying to waste our time making sure they have perfect lives at the expense of our jobs overseas in what is essentially an adversarial country?

Boy, I sure hope that guy robbing my house doesn't trip down the stairs on his way out, the poor fella!

Re:Who cares? (5, Insightful)

SwedishPenguin (1035756) | about 2 years ago | (#41433229)

This has nothing to do with a "communist dictatorship" (though it should be noted that China is about as far from communism as can be), it has everything to do with companies in the wealthy part of the world using workers in poorer parts of the world as virtual slave labor. It is the epitome of capitalism, for owners to make as much money as possible simply by virtue of already having a lot of it, while paying their workers as little as they can possibly get away with.

Re:Who cares? (2, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | about 2 years ago | (#41433233)

You need to stop basing your views on sitcom caricatures.

Re:Who cares? (0)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#41433285)

You need to stop basing your views on sitcom caricatures.

Fox News?

Re:Who cares? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433465)

You need to stop basing your views on sitcom caricatures.

Never, ever contributing anything. Always showing up out of nowhere to make some cowardly one-liner hit-and-run attack. Without ever, EVER putting forth your own "superior" view, of course, naturally. You have none.

You're just a cowardly insecure little bitch who didn't know life was going to be this way, a little nothing trying to feel like somebody, and you haven't the slightest decency or else you would let that just be your problem. But no, you have to try and get your jollies by taking cheap shots on the Internet so you can pat yourself on the back for how clever you are. What a pathetic little man you are.

I am so glad I am not you.

Re:Who cares? (1)

mjwx (966435) | about 2 years ago | (#41433515)

You need to stop basing your views on sitcom caricatures.

Yes, China really is just communist in name only.

Re:Who cares? (2)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433335)

Obvious fake is obvious. No self-respecting liberal would sip coffee -- it *has* to be a latte!

Re:Who cares? (2, Informative)

frosty_tsm (933163) | about 2 years ago | (#41433339)

Who cares? I'm sitting in a coffee shop sipping on fairtrade coffee on blogging on my retina macbook pro about Obama and talking on my new iphone 5.

Scumbag western liberals: claims to support the working class, gladly buys products from a communist dictatorship with an abysmal human rights record

You imply that only liberals buy Apple products. They also supply different Android and consumer electronics.

Foxconn produces so much stuff that even buying an American pick-up or SUV is going to potentially have some of their components.

But but but (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433031)

they laughed at Mike Daisey!

Qualcomm demand? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433047)

This seems related to similar problems in China with Apple manufacture - huge demand. Foxcon rolling out a lot of Windows 8 smartphone devices from there maybe. Qualcomm has all their chips fabbed there so they not, and every Windows 8 smartphone runs on a qualcomm chip so...demand?

BTW, it's Taiwan guys. They're still relatively democratic, co the news sources are probably ok.

Re:Qualcomm demand? (4, Informative)

Guppy (12314) | about 2 years ago | (#41433105)

BTW, it's Taiwan guys. They're still relatively democratic, co the news sources are probably ok.

(-1: Clueless). Foxconn may be headquartered in Taiwan, but the Taiyuan plant is in the province of Shanxi, in Mainland China.

Re:Qualcomm demand? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433473)

Note that the police actually showed up to this. The police didn't show up to protect the Japanese-branded businesses last week.

How Much (4, Interesting)

sycodon (149926) | about 2 years ago | (#41433087)

Makes me wonder how much an iPhone would cost to manufacture in the U.S. I wonder how automated the production line could be.

Re:How Much (2)

Kenja (541830) | about 2 years ago | (#41433095)

In the long term I dont think it would cost a massive amount more. However there would be a large initial cost to setup a manufacturing center. The issue is not so much the labor costs but that we dont have manufacturing facilities here anymore.

Re:How Much (1)

frosty_tsm (933163) | about 2 years ago | (#41433357)

In the long term I dont think it would cost a massive amount more. However there would be a large initial cost to setup a manufacturing center. The issue is not so much the labor costs but that we dont have manufacturing facilities here anymore.

And start-up costs in the US would be higher since we tend to do more automation instead of manual work.

There's some device that's supposed to be heavily American that was only 20% more expensive to produce.

Re:How Much (4, Informative)

Guppy (12314) | about 2 years ago | (#41433365)

The issue is not so much the labor costs but that we dont have manufacturing facilities here anymore.

It's worse than that, we don't have the supply chains anymore.

You might be able to manufacturer the large structural components and key high-value items here, but then you'd have to import tons of different little bits, individually too low value to spend money to rebuild the supply network, but numerous and specialized -- so you might as well pre-assemble big chunks of it there. At which point, you might as well assemble the whole thing there.

I remember some old Slashdot poster that once related a story about trying to manufacturer some electronic device domestically. They had so much trouble sourcing some minor discrete component, that it turned out it was cheaper to buy finished consumer widgets from China, and salvage that one part to get what they needed.

Re:How Much (2)

DerekLyons (302214) | about 2 years ago | (#41433425)

Wow. The issue is not labor costs - but that we don;t have manufacturing facilities? Did it never occur to you to wonder why we don't have those facilities any more?

How does disconnected-from-reality drivel like this get modded up?

Re:How Much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433587)

We don't have them anymore because China could do it cheaper ( through cheaper labor ). Doesn't necessarily mean that we couldn't do it at all ( it would just be very expensive ).

So at this moment, it's more profitable to do it in China.
If for some reason that would change, we would probably go to the second cheapest place for manufacturing.
Which wouldn't be a bad idea anyway, just to show China it's not alone.

Re:How Much (3, Insightful)

Aryden (1872756) | about 2 years ago | (#41433617)

also the huge issue with the fact that China has the largest piles of rare earth minerals that are commonly used in electronic components. Getting them to export them, which they have already banned in some cases, to us so that we can take jobs out of their economy would be tantamount to declaring war on them.

Re:How Much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433111)

The value in the iPhone isn't in the device. It's in the services. Think about it.

That's moronic, look at Apple's financials... (3, Informative)

Brannon (221550) | about 2 years ago | (#41433151)

almost all the money they make is from sales of hardware. It is their entire business model.

Re:That's moronic, look at Apple's financials... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433489)

Apple's Revenue?

What would that tell you about the value of the iPhone?

Try looking at the whole picture.

Re:How Much (1)

AvitarX (172628) | about 2 years ago | (#41433307)

Apple says It's more about worker abuse than cost cutting.

something along the line of a last minute design change and waking up a bunch of people from their dorms, give them coffee, then put them on 12 hour shifts (this was Apple's take on it anyway).

Re:How Much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433351)

It would cost an extra $65 [nytimes.com] . So they'd still have very healthy profit margins.

Captcha: Avarice

Re:How Much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433413)

Maybe the final assembly could be done in U.S., but exporting the whole manufacturing ecosystem is pretty impossible. China has all the components produced within short distance making it faster to gather them up and made into devices. Reduces warehouses, allows changes in design fast, etc.

Re:How Much (1)

failedlogic (627314) | about 2 years ago | (#41433435)

How much automation is possible with the iPhone or iPod type device? How much does the automation equipment cost? How much of it can be re-used with little re-tooling when a new model is introduced?

Re:How Much (1)

sycodon (149926) | about 2 years ago | (#41433475)

I don't know. That's why I ask.

Re:How Much (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 2 years ago | (#41433621)

Makes me wonder how much any of the products that pass through there would cost to manufacture in the U.S. I wonder how automated the production line could be.

FTFY.

One man's riot (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433093)

Is another man's fight [marketwatch.com] .

I really dont care. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433133)

No one really cares what's happening at foxcon. This is not news or of importance.

Re:I really dont care. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433213)

We're like an abused wife, in America. First we give them all of our jobs at our own employment expense and then wee work ourselves into a self-loathing frenzy over how the people we gave our jobs away to are treated. Fuck them. It's their problem an China's problem. They have their own government and over a billion people. They can fix their own shit. We have our own shit to care about. I don't have time or energy to give a fuck about some dude living in bamboo sticks and mud making low wages working long hours for a shitty boss. I get enough of that in my own life.

Re:I really dont care. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433355)

You live in a bamboo hut held together with mud? Lucky bastards all we got is dirt no water for mud

More trouble for Apple!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433149)

YIPPEEEEEE!

Breaking news from China (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433155)

The Chinese government reports that there was no riot and all Foxconn employees are happy, enjoying their productive lives in a workers' paradise.

APPLE !! APPLE !! APPLE !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433161)

There !! All fixed now !! Carry on !!

Such a caring company (-1, Flamebait)

WindBourne (631190) | about 2 years ago | (#41433175)

Apple that is. I expect this of Foxconn. In fact, if it did not make the press, I doubt that foxconn OR APPLE would have cared.

As long as Apple can make larger and larger profits, they will continue this behavior.
Time to buy some quality Chinese owned computers, put on Linux and send a nasty message to Apple, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Dell, GE, etc.

Apple is the ONLY one with ANY innovation, and they sux as bad as the rest when it comes to morals.

Over it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433177)

AC just removed the Slashdot RSS Feed from his browser. Bu Bye.

"Good source for news" ? (4, Insightful)

Alex Belits (437) | about 2 years ago | (#41433187)

Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?

I am sure, Foxconn, Apple, CIA, Chinese Communist Party and Dalai Lama have plenty to say about those things. Or, by "good" you mean something that is not pure spin? Then no.

Reuters Has The Story (5, Informative)

guttentag (313541) | about 2 years ago | (#41433195)

It was on the front page of the NY Times earlier, but has since been buried here [nytimes.com] .

Key points:
  • The plant has 79,000 workers, makes parts for automotive electronics and "assembles various electronic devices" including the iPhone 5 (yeah, I know, so what... but you know that's what everyone wants to know out of morbid curiosity and how this might relate to them)
  • As many as a thousand workers may have been involved, but the fight took place at the company's dormitories, not in the factory itself
  • 10 people injured, no one killed

Automotive electronics? Apple makes cars? (1)

Brannon (221550) | about 2 years ago | (#41433209)

Since when? ;-)

Re:Automotive electronics? Apple makes cars? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433549)

Foxconn has like something sick like 1.2 million employees. For comparison that's something close to 3 times the number of Walmart or Exxon employees. I'm pretty sure they're not all churning out apple products.

Re:Reuters Has The Story (5, Funny)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433349)

Gentlemen -- welcome to Foxconn Club. The first rule of Foxconn Club is...

But I thought... (2, Insightful)

Tough Love (215404) | about 2 years ago | (#41433235)

But I thought Apple told us they made it all right and everything is good at Foxconn. We can believe what Apple tells us, can't we?

Re:But I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433323)

Yes, because Apple is responsible for EVERYTHING that happens. Tom Cook himself must have ordered the security robot to hit that worker. As we all know they are all remote controlled from Cupertino. /s (- Sheldon Cooper hint)

*sigh*

Awesome (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433263)

YES! Go China! Riot and take down Apple! PC FOREVER! 3

Sounds like old days in USA where workers faced th (4, Interesting)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#41433279)

Sounds like old days in USA where workers faced the same work conditions.

They need real workers rights fast or soon the workers may just burn the factory down.

Re:Sounds like old days in USA where workers faced (2)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 2 years ago | (#41433419)

no, no they do not

the chineese factories rely on on near slave labor, the US makers can do nearly the same cost per unit with high levels of automation

robots do no rebel, no matter what jizztastic si-fi fan fict you read, and you dont have to stay up till 3 am to talk to some low level dumbass who speaks 3 words of english cause your getting screwed over

Re:Sounds like old days in USA where workers faced (1)

Alex Belits (437) | about 2 years ago | (#41433441)

Except there was no progress in industrial automation since cheap workers became available. Good luck translating iPhone assembly procedure into GE/Fanuc G-code [wikipedia.org] .

Nerve staple them! (3, Funny)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433305)

Chairman Yang would approve.

Re:Nerve staple them! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433353)

I Lal of the U.N. Peace Keepers hereby pronounce Vendetta upon you!

Re:Nerve staple them! (2)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433401)

Sunspots have disrupted communications, you're breaking up, bzzzz bzzzz.

No first-hand accounts (5, Funny)

SeaFox (739806) | about 2 years ago | (#41433361)

Something is going on at Foxconn. Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?

Drat! If only there was someone on the scene with a smartphone with a really good camera and fast data connection!

Re:No first-hand accounts (2)

jsse (254124) | about 2 years ago | (#41433477)

Something is going on at Foxconn. Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?

Drat! If only there was someone on the scene with a smartphone with a really good camera and fast data connection!

Actually the first batch of video footages are taken by civilians with their smartphones, rather than news reporters coming to the scenes promptly with their flashy video camera. That is the only real trusty news source nowaday in China. Sad, very sad.

Re:No first-hand accounts (2)

stephanruby (542433) | about 2 years ago | (#41433583)

Drat! If only there was someone on the scene with a smartphone with a really good camera and fast data connection!

You mean like an Android Lenovo 750? Hopefully, that person had the presence of mind to steal someone else's phone before taking and posting pictures for everyone to see, because otherwise he certainly doesn't seem to be covering his tracks very well. [engadget.com]

what will happen to rioting workers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433363)

will they be thrown into the iCube?

Re:what will happen to rioting workers? (1)

Aardpig (622459) | about 2 years ago | (#41433409)

Doubtless they will be invited to supercharge their craniums with the iBullet.

Riots broke out in shopping malls across the US (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41433387)

...when people realized that there might be shortages of iPhone 5's as a result of the Foxconn riot.

Reports differ (5, Insightful)

Kohath (38547) | about 2 years ago | (#41433393)

The guys at wehateapple.com are saying it's the worst thing in history and that Apple will finally get what's coming to them for all teh evils. But the guys at appleisgreat.com are saying it's no big deal and stuff like this happens all the time.

Meanwhile, the guys at mindyourownbusiness.com don't have a report about it at all, but they do have some good reports that seem relevant to my own life. At mindsomeoneelsesbusiness.com, they're extremely interested in whether African tribes that make their own beer are at a greater risk for gout from too much yeast and they think it's the fault of the US government for some reason.

At newsfornerds.com, they're just trolling for clicks, so they put up a story with no information to get Apple haters and Apple fanboys sniping at each other. Later, they'll be posting stories about evolution, Mitt Romney's failure to announce any female cabinet members, an ask newsfornerds.com question about whether Dragon Age 3 will be more heterosexual-friendly than Dragon Age 2, and a statement from RMS about how the government should stop paying school teachers because they should be sharing their knowledge for free.

The truth is (4, Interesting)

jsse (254124) | about 2 years ago | (#41433407)

"a fight among workers from different production lines,"

From the local news "" Translation: Foxconn security started the fight, which triggered riots in Shandong and Henan.

How could this become "a fight among workers" in international news I wondered.

The only thing international news coverage is correctly accounted for is that the root cause is still a mystery, but we would imagine it should be more along the line of suppression under high working pressure.

If the Chinese aren't careful... (4, Insightful)

istartedi (132515) | about 2 years ago | (#41433455)

If the Chinese aren't careful, they're going to have a communist revolution on their hands.

Sorry, I might have trotted that one out before; but it has fit so perfectly the past decade or so.

It's on (1)

puddingebola (2036796) | about 2 years ago | (#41433479)

ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA!
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