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Oh man, when's China gonna stop being such a human-rights hard charger and loosen up its labor laws? Foxconn, Apple's iPod manufacturer, finally fesses up to what it denied earlier: forcing minimum-wage employees to work an extra 80 hours a month. Guess that's too much for China's strict labor watchdogs. Curse that hippie land of worker freedom and prosperity!

Kudos to Apple for fighting the man, though. Foxconn says an Apple team visited and gave the factory the A-OK. Finally, an American company is willing to stand up to the Chinese government!

iPod maker admits breaking Chinese labour laws [Inquirer]