Apple CEO Visits China Plants

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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook visited Zengzhou, China on Wednesday, inspecting production lines at the new Foxconn 120,000-employee plant built just for the iPhone. Apple’s practice of outsourcing its manufacturing to China came under scrutiny after investigations by the New York Times found evidence of repeated abuse of workers at Foxconn facilities. In January, Apple voluntarily joined the Fair Labor Association, a rights group that will inspect the company’s production line to ensure fair treatment of employees.