NPR programme external article I heard about this on NPR- According to the radio programme I heard, conditions in the Foxconn and Honda plants are so deplorable, that workers want to strike. Unfortunately, according to the programme, management will not allow workers to congregate or speak to one another. The reporter said that workers in these factories have taken to committing suicide. Evidently, while reporters were at the Foxconn plant speaking with executives, another worker jumped to his death. Wasn't the point of the communist revolution to end these sorts of conditions in factories? I feel really bad for workers in China and India. The poverty there is inarguably horrific. I also remember a story a few months ago, but I can't remember the link, about workers at Chinese KFC's demanding they be paid more than $130/month. I cannot imagine trying to support a family on that sort of wage, not to mention in the fastest developing country in the world.