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Microsoft XBox Mass Suicide

Microsoft is investigating a report that workers at a Chinese plant that makes its Xbox game systems threatened mass suicide in a pay dispute, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the company’s Hong Kong office.

CNN has not been able to confirm details of the dispute, but Microsoft and Foxconn, the plant owner, did respond to inquiries.

“Microsoft takes working conditions in the factories that manufacture its products very seriously, and we are currently investigating this issue,” the Microsoft statement said.

Foxconn — a Chinese contractor that makes brand-name electronics for companies such as Microsoft and Apple — would only say that there was a protest at its Wuhan, China factory and it was over.

Foxconn’s raised workers pay twice at its factory in Shenzhen, China in 2010 after a spate of suicides, Chinese state media reported at the time.

via Microsoft probes mass suicide threat at China plant – CNN.com.

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