Foxconn temporarily closes Vietnam fab due to violent anti-Chinese protests

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Foxconn temporarily closes Vietnam fab due to violent anti-Chinese protests
Protesters in Vietnam have been violently storming Chinese factories and other institutions to object against China's oil drilling practices near the Paracel Islands. This is a chain of islands which is formally in control of the People's Republic, but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The complicated situation has led to protesters ransacking fabs which make shoes for Nike, Adidas, and Walmart. It is said that at least 21 people have died in the violent protests.

Foxconn, the Chinese electronics manufacturer of choice for most Western technological companies, has preemptively closed its factory in Vietnam "to ensure the safety" of its employees, instructing them to take a three-day leave of absence starting Saturday. It's not reported what is being assembled in the Vietnamese factory.

via Apple Insider

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