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Apple, Foxconn improve Chinese factories: audit

BETTER OR WORSE?The upgraded working conditions may be heralded by those who criticized the companies before, but many workers are distressed to lose their overtime

Reuters, TAIPEI and SAN FRANCISCO

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shown a willingness to tackle the criticism head on.

“We’ve been making steady progress in reducing excessive work hours throughout our supply chain. We track working hours weekly for over 700,000 workers and currently have 97 percent compliance with the 60-hour maximum workweek specified in our code of conduct,” spokesman Steve Dowling said in a statement.

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