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A dorm for Foxconn workers in Chengdu, the site of a clash between workers and security guards on Monday. (Internet photo)

Hundreds of Foxconn employees living in a dormitory at the company’s plant in Chengdu in southwestern China clashed with security staff on Monday evening, reportedly taking advantage of a minor disturbance to address prior grievances.
The world’s largest electronic contract manufacturer called in the police to calm down the crowd and dozens of those who took part in the disturbance were arrested, according to Molihua, a news website advocating democracy and human rights in China.
The clash broke out at a male dormitory for Foxconn workers in Kaoxinxi district in northwest Chengdu. When two security guards called out to stop a thief, some employees with grudges against the security officers took the chance to hinder them and forced them away.
The situation quickly escalated out of control with up to one thousand workers joining the fray, throwing trash bins, chairs, pots, bottles and fireworks from the upper floors of the bulding to the ground and destroying public facilities.
The dorm administrators reported the case to the local public security bureau, bringing hundreds of police officers to suppress the riot, which ended after two hours.
Foxconn’s Chengdu plant in Sichuan province mainly produces liquid crystal displays for electronic products such as Apple’s iPhone. An explosion at the factory in May last year killed two workers and injured 16 others.
Source: Want China Times

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These incidents are bound to occur as China goes through the painful capitalist phase of their march to become the
worlds greatest socialist society in history. China has endured much worse.
The future belongs to China.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2012-6-8 12:15
These incidents are bound to occur as China goes through the painful capitalist phase of their march ...

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I like the idea that a 'democracy' site  majors this ...........

Hopefully they were also at the forefront of any other riots or unrest in the in the world ...........

Or does this only happen where there is little or no democracy ...........

Gosh, even the word 'democracy' feels cliched these days ............   



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Post time 2012-6-8 16:04:32 |Display all floors
Hmm, I might say something about the compatibility of the rather relaxed work ethics of Chengdunese people and the culture at Foxconn... but I guess that wouldn't be appropriate

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Post time 2012-6-8 16:52:52 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-6-8 14:06
I like the idea that a 'democracy' site  majors this ...........

Hopefully they were also at the fo ...

I guess such "unrests/riots" wouldn#t happen if workers actually had a right to strike in the "workers paradise"^^
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Alex2010 Post time: 2012-6-8 16:52
I guess such "unrests/riots" wouldn#t happen if workers actually had a right to strike in the "wor ...

I must remember that when there is a riot anywhere in the world  ...........

It is due to the politics of China  ..........

Especially if sparked by the individual act of a thief  ............

Because rioting is not a normal human thing .........

Right ..........  !



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