Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. acknowledged that it hired underage workers at one of its China plants, in the latest hit to the labor practices of the major contractor for Apple Inc. and other electronics giants...The feeling that we are only scratching the surface leads one to wonder about the Mike Daisey controversy. You will find more truth in his fiction than you will find in many of the newspaper stories that are carefully researched and reported. One function of the current ideological apparatus is to use truth processes against truth itself.
The company didn't disclose specifics, including how many were hired, and it wasn't clear what products are made at the plant. But it said in a statement that despite "a strict company policy of not commenting on our customers or their products," that "our Yantai facility has no association with any work we carry out on behalf of Apple."