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Chinese Plant Reopens with Increased Security after Riot

Security guards in riot gear have been reported at a Chinese plant where iPhones are assembled. The facility closed after a major worker disturbance on Sunday. Reports say the guards have been patrolling the Foxconn Technology Group assembly plant in Taiyuan, China, which makes components for many electronics companies worldwide. The facility, which employs about 79,000 workers, closed after an incident escalated into a 2,000-worker riot Sunday. Investigations into the unrest’s origin reportedly are ongoing. Foxconn says it won’t delay any of its shipments because of the recent events. The company, also called Hon Hai Precision Industry, has been under increased international scrutiny recently for its treatment of workers. (Bloomberg Businessweek)(CNET)(The Wall Street Journal)(Bloomberg News @ The Los Angeles Times)(Computing Now NewsFeed – 24 September 2012)

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