Hon Hai gives workers in Vietnamese factory three days off

05/16/2014 06:07 PM

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which manufactures iPhones for Apple Inc., announced Friday that for security reasons, workers at its factory in Vietnam will be given three days off work starting the following day.

Apple data shows that the world's largest contract maker of electronic goods runs a production and assembly line for Apple products in Bac Giagn Province in northern Vietnam.

According to Hon Hai's annual report for 2012, the company also owns a cellphone design and production base in Vihn Phuc Province, also in northern Vietnam.

Taiwan-invested factories have been targeted by angry Vietnamese protesters who took to the streets earlier in the week to protest against Chinese oil-drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is also claimed by Hanoi.

The protests turned violent, and some Taiwanese factories were set on fire and looted during rioting in which at least two people were killed.

Hon Hai said it is monitoring the situation in Vietnam closely, while media reports said a larger-scale national anti-China protest is being organized for May 18.

(By Jalen Chung and Elizabeth Hsu) ENDITEM/J

(Click here for developments related to the anti-China protest-turned-riot in Vietnam.)

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