Via Reuters : Apple  will dip into its $100 billion cash pile  and help offset Foxconn's  expenses in improving factory conditions and worker hours. The announcement came from Foxconn's Terru Gou as the company broke ground for a new Shanghai HQ. This is the latest of Apple's attempts  to improve  its relationship with its Chinese manufacturing partners. Early this year, Apple was criticized for turning a blind eye to long hours and cramped living conditions at partner factories. The company responded swiftly , and invited the Fair Labor Association to audit Foxconn. As more evidence that it was taking the issue seriously, Tim Cook made a personal visit  to a factory in Zhengzhou--the first Apple CEO to do so. Also, in response to FLA's scathing review , Apple has been posting monthly updates about ongoing improvements.
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