‘Made in China’ vs. ‘Made in the EU’. What’s the difference?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance


In this talk I will discuss the case of electronics giant Foxconn. Foxconn is best known for being the main assembler of Apple products and for harsh working conditions at its Chinese factories. It is from there that we hear of militarised disciplinary regimes, excessive and unpaid overtime, unhealthy and unsafe working conditions and forced student labour. Based in the findings from my fieldwork in Eastern Europe, where Foxconn located its factories, I will be speaking to the question ‘Just how different is the situation at Foxconn's European assembly plants?’
Period16 May 2017
Held atPint of Science, United Kingdom