300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

David Schepp
Foxconn XBox 360 workers threaten suicide pay increase
Foxconn XBox 360 workers threaten suicide pay increase

Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media reports.

Though some reports have captured scant attention in the West, the purported threat last week of a mass suicide by scores of workers at a plant in Wuhan that produces Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game console are once again focusing attention on working conditions at the Chinese plants.