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   This is what international trolling looks like: Chinese iPhone maker offers to help Americans learn about manufacturing

08 Nov 2012 01:37 PM   |   6880 clicks   |   Fox News
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Cpl.D     
Step one: crush any hopes of democracy or individual expression.

08 Nov 2012 01:38 PM
SirEattonHogg     
What choo tawkin about, Gou?

08 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
Steigen     
You know what Foxconn? We'll keep the design, support infrastructure jobs for those iThingies here and you can keep the mindless insert tab A into slot B jobs and environmental disaster for yourself.

kthx

08 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Slavery gets shiat done.

08 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Also, Foxnews raped by browser.

08 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
The Angry Hand of God     
We need more suicide nets.

08 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
newton     
Can I Haz Suicidal Workforce?

08 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  
The obvious answer is to hire more workers for $0.25 per day. Duh. You can hire ~150 people to one US worker and still come out ahead, and statistical probability says one of them will figure it out.

08 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
jodaveki     
China say:

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08 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
Braindeath     

Steigen: You know what Foxconn? We'll keep the design, support infrastructure jobs for those iThingies here and you can keep the mindless insert tab A into slot B jobs and environmental disaster for yourself.

kthx


This. I worked with Chinese manufacturing companies at my last job. Not that awesome. We had to come back to America for a lot of things and they couldn't supply chain worth a damn. Oh this is Taiwan not mainland China but why would he want things to come back to America? Is he planning on opening the companies himself? Also, the problem we had was mainly finding people trained to do electronics. It wasn't that easy to find.

08 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
signaljammer     
I remember when (dating myself here--if no one else will, I must) surface mount tech came in to e-. There were something like two million mostly middle-aged women assembly workers tossed on the street. No warning, nuthin'.

08 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
I already know how to Pee Pee in Your Coke.

08 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
darth_badger     
I can pee in Coke bottles all day long. Do you think they have a job for me?

08 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
herrDrFarkenstein     
We call Taiwan "China" now, subby? Why do you hate freedom?

But seriously ... how much of this business is Taiwan, and how much is PRC? Article is short on details.

08 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
Famous Thamas     

ChipNASA: I already know how to Pee Pee in Your Coke.


darth_badger: I can pee in Coke bottles all day long. Do you think they have a job for me?


SO close!

08 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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08 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
JackieRabbit     
Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.

08 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Famous Thamas: ChipNASA: I already know how to Pee Pee in Your Coke.

darth_badger: I can pee in Coke bottles all day long. Do you think they have a job for me?

SO close!


Man 15 seconds.. I have a LOT of almosts and I think one Dupe Simlupost.

08 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
sethstorm     
I believe Mr. Gou might want to review US history with regards to slavery and company towns. He forgets that US citizens already know about and reject both.

The only answer to him in that scenario is to provide him with the text of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution and the relevant portions of the Bill of Rights. Then tell him that the US already answered the question about desperate workforce with a resounding NO.

08 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
dryknife     
And, and, and around this factory was a fence, a huge fence with barbed wire and guard towers. And, and, we said gosh! I can't believe that you, you know, keep these girls in! They said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in.

08 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
dragonchild     
I don't know if it's trolling. At my last job a bunch of right-wing teabaggers had no shortage of personal finance advice to offer despite everyone else have more financially secure households.

08 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
Apos     
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08 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
sethstorm     

JackieRabbit: Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.


As long as it's not in an RTW state and with a significant (non-Apple) US controlling interest, perhaps it would work well.

08 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

signaljammer: I remember when (dating myself here--if no one else will, I must) surface mount tech came in to e-. There were something like two million mostly middle-aged women assembly workers tossed on the street. No warning, nuthin'.


I wasn't going to, because I don't understand your Engrish here. Let me guess: You're talking about some new gluing technique for consumer electronics?

08 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
Sticky Hands     
Foxconn is moving towards even more automated factories. (Japanese style I assume)
They won't need all the workers on the mainland soon, so I assume he's just looking to smooth things for when they move production elsewhere.

ah yeah:

But Gou says he hopes the Americans can learn how factories are operated so they can return home to set up facilities with automated equipment to resolve the lack of skilled laborers.


yep, there it is.

08 Nov 2012 01:53 PM
umad     

sethstorm: JackieRabbit: Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.

As long as it's not in an RTW state and with a significant (non-Apple) US controlling interest, perhaps it would work well.


Maybe after a few years of growing pains. We will need to transition some of our Mexican slaves from agriculture to tech. It won't happen overnight.

08 Nov 2012 01:54 PM
tortilla burger     
Umm...companies do this all the time. You go to one factory, wherever it may be, and take note of their manufacturing details so that you can replicate them in your other factory. Factories that have been operating for a while, it's likely that they've made some slight changes to the process that aren't so easily transferable to a new factory.

08 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
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08 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
sethstorm     

Sticky Hands: Foxconn is moving towards even more automated factories. (Japanese style I assume)
They won't need all the workers on the mainland soon, so I assume he's just looking to smooth things for when they move production elsewhere.

ah yeah:

But Gou says he hopes the Americans can learn how factories are operated so they can return home to set up facilities with automated equipment to resolve the lack of skilled laborers.


yep, there it is.


Skilled laborers implies that there are skills that workers don't have when that is simply not so.

The only skill that Foxconn can train is pliancy to a business.

08 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
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08 Nov 2012 01:58 PM
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08 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
mytdawg     
We used to make things here, I remember the plants and stuff. But that was a long time ago and all the people that did it are greeters at Walmart now.

08 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
SirEattonHogg     
JackieRabbit

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2012-11-08 01:48:18 PM
Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.


Sure, but that's a trick as well. Foxconn opens a "factory" in the US, but actually 90% of the actual building of the component is done already at the same Chinese factories and it is shipped to some small US facility where a few American workers assemble said component into the plastic case. BFD.

08 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
ThrobblefootSpectre     

dragonchild: At my last job a bunch of right-wing teabaggers had no shortage of personal finance advice to offer despite everyone else have more financially secure households.


That reminds me of those hippies, squatters, and starbucks clerks I read about trying to give advice to wall street on how to run an international banking system.

08 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
sethstorm     

SirEattonHogg: Sure, but that's a trick as well. Foxconn opens a "factory" in the US, but actually 90% of the actual building of the component is done already at the same Chinese factories and it is shipped to some small US facility where a few American workers assemble said component into the plastic case. BFD.


mytdawg: We used to make things here, I remember the plants and stuff. But that was a long time ago and all the people that did it are greeters at Walmart now.


A more aggressive pursuit of industrial policy would change that in the favor of the US, but followers of Hayek do not want that.

08 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
weltallica     
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08 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
jshine     
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08 Nov 2012 02:26 PM
MayoSlather     
How long until most of those jobs are lost to automation anyways?

08 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
Bermuda59     
Too bad for them that Romney didn't get elected

08 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
sethstorm     

MayoSlather: How long until most of those jobs are lost to automation anyways?


The question isn't the job loss but the amount of time between jobs for the displaced.

08 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
dragonchild     

ThrobblefootSpectre: That reminds me of those hippies, squatters, and starbucks clerks I read about trying to give advice to wall street on how to run an international banking system.


To be fair, I've never seen a squatter lose $1 trillion.

08 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
JackieRabbit     

SirEattonHogg: JackieRabbit

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2012-11-08 01:48:18 PM
Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.

Sure, but that's a trick as well. Foxconn opens a "factory" in the US, but actually 90% of the actual building of the component is done already at the same Chinese factories and it is shipped to some small US facility where a few American workers assemble said component into the plastic case. BFD.


As I understand it, iPhones are only assembled in China. The components are made in a number of locations, including the US. No electronic device has all components manufactured and assembled in a single location. Those days have been gone for nearly a century.

08 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Hoblit     
Should offer them a course in how to build railroads?

/ one ticket please

08 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
KrispyKritter     
There are many China factories and warehouses in America, many right here in NJ. Many are almost fully automated, and many have workers from China. The USA government gladly pretends these are highly specialized intense skill positions which demand personnel from outside the USA. Same holds true for all sorts of Asian companies with holdings in America. Nothing new. And your government gives these crackerjacks all sorts of sweet tax breaks/incentives too, all while there are no employment opportunities for you and yours that recite The Pledge Of Allegiance.

If I was President ITG I'd have alarms set off (clear out employees) 40 minutes before having those Foxconn plants leveled to the ground using good old Made In USA explosables. Farking people can buy Samsung, I don't give a crap. Teach those Chinese shiatheads to make cracks in teh newspapers.

08 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
real_headhoncho    [TotalFark]  

American companies outsource labour to China, and people biatch about not having these jobs.

Solution: Either work for slave wages or
STOP BUYING CRAP MADE IN PART OR WHOLE IN CHINA!


But noooo... save a few pennies by shopping at WalMart. You deserve your misery.

08 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
VictoryCabal     
I work in an American factory that keeps growing, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these replies...

08 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
BgJonson79     

Steigen: You know what Foxconn? We'll keep the design, support infrastructure jobs for those iThingies here and you can keep the mindless insert tab A into slot B jobs and environmental disaster for yourself.

kthx


I'm glad someone else finally realizes this!

08 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
BgJonson79     

real_headhoncho: American companies outsource labour to China, and people biatch about not having these jobs.

Solution: Either work for slave wages or
STOP BUYING CRAP MADE IN PART OR WHOLE IN CHINA!

But noooo... save a few pennies by shopping at WalMart. You deserve your misery.


I guarantee the device you used to post that comment breaks the rule.

08 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
ThrobblefootSpectre     

dragonchild: To be fair, I've never seen a squatter lose $1 trillion.


To be fair, I've never seen one do much of anything, except take stuff.

08 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
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