How many more suicides will it take to make an iPhone?

Suicides, excessive overtime, and hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is a devastating expose allowing us to assess the impact of global capitalism’s deepening crisis on workers. Interview with co-author Mark Selden. Hi Mark, so why did you write this book… now? Mark Selden: One important stimulus for my collaboration with Jenny Chan and colleagues was the suicides of eighteen Chinese rural migrant workers at the Foxconn factories in China in 2010, calling into question the pristine image of both Foxconn and Apple in making our iPhones, and, indeed, Chinese and American capital in the new global economy. Foxconn, a Taiwanese multinational corporation founded in 1974, had risen to become the largest electronics employer with more than 1,000,000 workers in...


Posted By: Bertrand Jouvenot    Category: Blog, China, Interview    Date: March 7, 2024

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China will soon export this New Retail technology and ecosystem to other parts of the world

China is the crucidle of a New Retail. To figure out the findamentals of this retail ecosystem that builds online and offline in a unified way that features the consumer, let's listen to Ashley Dudarenok, the elegant and spirited co-author of the book New Retail Born in China Going Global. Interview. Hi Ashley, so why did you write this book… now?  Ashley Dudarenok: China’s New Retail is super important. It’s about building a retail ecosystem that builds online and offline in a unified way that features the consumer. My co-author Michael Zakkour and I wrote it in 2019 - when New Retail was in the headlines and just starting to get international attention and recognition as something “beyond just omni channel”. It has positioned retail as a service where customers can buy whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it. The shopping experience for consumers is seamless as...


Posted By:    Category: Blog, China, Interview    Date: November 5, 2020

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