Did strike against Chinese iPhone plant really happen?

Examination of news sources and coverage raises question


Apple stock dropped 2.2 percent on Monday and some analysts were blaming the decline - valued in Apple terms at some $12 billion - on a reported strike at a Foxconn factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

Now questions are being raised about whether that strike actually happened, or was instead largely conjured up by a labor-rights group using as its primary source a lone anonymous account from what would be considered China's Twitter.

Adam Minter, Shanghai correspondent for the World View blog, spells out what he has learned and what he suspects here on Bloomberg.

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