Foxconn Plant Suspends Production

    Image #: 19498875    Workers clean up glass shards from the broken windows of a security room near paramilitary police vehicles parked near an entrance of a Foxconn Tech-Industry Park in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, September 24, 2012. Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group closed its Taiyuan plant in northern China on Monday after a personal dispute spiraled into a brawl involving 2,000 workers in a dormitory late on Sunday night, injuring 40. The Taiyuan plant makes automobile electronic components, consumer electronic components and precision moldings.  REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA       REUTERS /STRINGER/CHINA /LANDOV

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    A major supplier to Apple and other international tech companies closed one of its plants Monday after a riot. The fracas at the Foxconn facility started with a scuffle between workers and security at the tightly regulated plant, ultimately involving upwards of 2,000 workers, according to a Foxconn employee—just a fraction of the plant’s 79,000-member workforce. According to official Chinese media, 5,000 police officers were brought in to put down the riot. Foxconn, which employs more than 1 million Chinese workers, plays an important part in the production of many tech gadgets, including Apple products like the iPhone 5.

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