In 2016, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) in China
registered 1.8 million labor disputes – an increase of almost 118 percent compared to the previous year. Is this reason enough for local enterprises to outsource their production? The Taiwanese
electronics supplier for Apple, Foxconn, plans to open its first major factory in the U.S.
, who is seeking to bolster domestic manufacturing welcomes this investment
: “This is a great day for American workers and manufacturing, and for everyone who believes in the concept and the label, ‘Made in the USA.’”Foxconn
however, has come under massive criticism in recent years with several labor disputes arising from the company’s working conditions. In fact, labor disputes in general have become a major problem in China. One of the many reasons might be the insufficient mediation between employees and the management by the national All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU).