The Taiwanese iPod maker that sued two mainland reporters for defamation has dropped its damages claim from US$3.7 million to a single yuan after strong public criticism. Shenzhen-based Hongfujin Precision Industry, wholly owned by Taiwan's Foxconn, also pulled back requests that courts freeze the assets of two reporters who alleged their staff had to work unusually long hours under extremely poor conditions, the South China Morning Post reported. "We have decided to withdraw the request to freeze the assets. But we will continue with the lawsuit in order to protect truth and justice," Foxconn said in a statement. The company is now seeking a nominal amount but has also added China Business News in the suit.