Human Rights in Spotlight After Further Suicide at Chinese Factory

The wellbeing of workers at a Chinese factory that makes IT products for leading brands is under the spotlight again, after the apparent suicide of another factory worker.

The worker was found with four knife wounds to his body after reportedly jumping off a building at the Foxconn factory in ShenZhen.

The local police have said they believe the knife wounds to be self-inflicted.

Foxconn is one of China's largest electronics manufacturers, working 24 hours a day to make products for their clientèle, which include Apple and Hewlett-Packard.

The ShenZhen-based factory in now under immense pressure from human rights activists because of the recent string of suicides and suicide attempts.

The company is attributing the suicides to the emotional stress their workers endure in their daily lives. The company has hired 100 Buddhist monks and psychologists in an attempt to improve workers' mental health.

The company has even opened a hotline service for its employees to contact if they need counselling.