On the outside, China’s answer to Silicon Valley doesn’t look the part: It’s a crowded mass of electronics malls, fast-food joints and office buildings in northwest Beijing, bisected by congested highways.
Foxconn Technology Co. said a large fight that broke out last week at one of its campuses injured 11 people, the latest in a series of confrontations among the company’s workers that follows a summer of heightened unrest at Chinese factories.
“Apple is committed to providing safe and fair working conditions throughout our supply chain. We lead the industry with far-reaching and specialized audits, the most transparent reporting and educational programs that enrich the lives of workers who make our products.”
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder and executive chairman Jack Ma labeled the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square as “the most correct decision” at the time and broached the subject of Chinese Internet censorship in a recent interview, drawing sharp criticism online.