Labor

Riot at Foxconn Puts 40 in the Hospital

Workplace strife is a problem for the firm, which assembles devices for companies including Apple

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A dispute at a dormitory near a Foxconn plant in northern China last night led to a riot involving 2,000 employees lasting well into the early hours of this morning when police took control, with scores sent to hospital for treatement.

The giant Taiwanese ODM employs 79,000 at the plant which is believed to be manufacturing components for the new iPhone 5 among other things.