Poetry of a Foxconn Suicide Victim

Xu Lizhi threw himself from a Foxconn workers’ dormitory building in Shenzhen on 30 September. He was 24 years old, a migrant worker and a poet: neither line of work looks promising in China at the moment. Here is some of that poetry he wrote before he committed suicide: We ran along the railway, arriving…

Foxconn & the Organic Composition of Capital

Originally From: http://economicsofimperialism.blogspot.ca/2011/08/foxconn-organic-composition-of-capital.html “Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue, plans to increase the use of robots in its factories 100-fold to 1m within three years, according to Terry Gou, chairman and chief executive.” (Financial Times, 1 August 2011) Taiwanese company Foxconn has already made an appearance on this blog. Last time it…