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

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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15 Comments

1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Molotov Cocktails are Russian inventions, but are used worldwide.

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3299; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Whats that? Molotov cocktails?

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Firebombs...in a way..great weapon in Left for Dead...you get a rag..some gas...a lighter...maybe a bottle for the rag....

2. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Awesome, incoming higher prices and shortages.

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Just heard the news feom my friend about it, and here it is... In another news Nokia India has closed down operations... #doom... #the end...

6. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

3rd world country problem uneducated ppl tend to do destructive stuff as solution but the real shame is when 1st world people behave like a 3rd world citizen

8. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@androtaku - Did anyone ever tell you that you sound a lot like Donald Sterling? Because that comment was equal parts stupid and racist.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because the "first world" US destroying thousands of years of history and causing millions of deaths in Iraq is what educated people do.

13. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

millions of death?get your stats right only hit the reply button wait those terrorist hijack a plane and fly into your home killing some ppl around you,and then,try repeat what you say afterwards

15. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@androtaku - Too bad all intelligence pointed to Bin Laden being in Pakistan where they killed him eventually without having to do a large scale invasion. But I guess Bush using his gut and invading two countries worked out great for us (/sarcasm)..

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

You don't know the story why Vietnamese is protesting to China . It's because these Chinese is claiming almost all islands in Asia . Even parts of Japan Philippines Brunei are being exploit by these country. So stop so being racist saying its a 3rd world country. Look kid your Nike is made from Vietnam and your phone made from china.

12. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

you don't give excuse to 25 death and hundreds of properties burned down for the sake of "protest" read the paper, they burned down many chinese facilities,robbed the properties and businesses who paid them salary. Almost all of the chinese businesses that fall victim has absolutely nothing to do with what China is doing right now. they are singaporean, australian, malaysian chinese business that were affected

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The people of Vietnam are in a tough position. How can they effectively communicate their disapproval of this oil drilling to a Communist military dictatorship?

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I'm sure Vietnam can win against china in terms of war. We all see how they endure the US attacked during Vietnam war. They are strong people. China is just repeating the mistakes of hitler. They will soon be overwhelm by the military of all asian nation combined if they do not stopped what they are doing .

14. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

no......... china and russia supported vietnam. china is now the biggest bully in asia and everyone should fear them.

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