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Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

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According to the report from Financial Times, Apple’s major assembly partner Foxconn has halted new hirings at its facilities due to a slow down in production for the iPhone 5: The suspension in hiring by China’s largest private sector employer and the biggest assembler of Apple products, is the first...
Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

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Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan “significantly” to better attract and retain talent, a company spokesman said Thursday. Hon Hai, which makes Apple’s iPhones and iPads under contract, has been facing pressure to improve wages and working conditions since...
Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

Foxconn Worker Commits Suicide Months After Agreement with Apple to Improve Conditions

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In a statement released by Foxconn today, the company acknowledged the first suicide since the supplier brokered an agreement with Apple in March to improve “sweatshop-like” conditions. The worker in question was a 23-year-old male who jumped from his apartment yesterday outside a Foxconn plant in Chengdu, reports Reuters. He...
Foxconn Worker Commits Suicide Months After Agreement with Apple to Improve Conditions

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

Kiddie Game Makers Reach 5 Million Downloads, Set Sights on Shanghai

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TribePlay, makers of the successful Dr. Panda mobile game series for pre-schoolers, has been going strong. When we last spoke with Thijs Bosma, founder of the Chengdu-based company, TribePlay’s four titles had reached a combined total of over 1 million downloads. Since then, Bosma and his team have followed through...
Kiddie Game Makers Reach 5 Million Downloads, Set Sights on Shanghai

Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precision, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu

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If we believe Japan's Nikkei, the decision by Hon Hai Precision Industry (that is, Foxconn's daddy) to buy a stake in Sharp was really just the start of a long, torrid love affair in LCD production. While Hon Hai is getting the rosy side of the deal for Sharp's...
Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precision, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu

Nokia Shuffles China Operations

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Nokia Corp. is closing two regional sales offices in China and laying off staff as it reorganizes its operations in the world’s largest smartphone market. The closures involve the company’s Chengdu and Shanghai sales offices, a spokesman for Nokia’s China business said Friday. Read the rest of this post on...
Nokia Shuffles China Operations
Apple diving into China with new stores, could add Baidu to iOS

Bookshelf of the Week: Chengdu Bookshop

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Bookshelf of the Week: Chengdu Bookshop

New York Times Goes Deeper on Chinese Apple Factory Working Conditions

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Charles Duhigg and David Barboza, reporting for the New York Times: “Apple never cared about anything other than increasing product quality and decreasing production cost,” said Li Mingqi, who until April worked in management at Foxconn Technology, one of Apple’s most important manufacturing partners. Mr. Li, who is suing Foxconn...
New York Times Goes Deeper on Chinese Apple Factory Working Conditions

China-based TribePlay raises $750,000 to produce monthly Dr. Panda kids' games

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China-based game development studio TribePlay has raised $750,000 from Dutch and Asian investors to ramp up production of its Dr. Panda educational children’s games. The company is aiming use the funds to produce one title per month in 2013. Founder Thijs Bosma moved to Shanghai from the Netherlands seven years...
China-based TribePlay raises $750,000 to produce monthly Dr. Panda kids' games

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Inhabitat's Week in Green: 30-foot-tall 'BUCKYBALL', diatoms and zombie pumpkins

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. In one of the week's biggest green architecture stories, Inhabitat reported that Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill unveiled plans for Chengdu Tianfu District Great...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: 30-foot-tall 'BUCKYBALL', diatoms and zombie pumpkins

Apple to Expand China Presence

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Apple has been given approval to open new flagship stores in the cities of Shenzhen and Chengdu, according to local government officials....
Apple to Expand China Presence

China's e-publishing revolution puts writers on a fast track to freedom

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A new phenomenon in China – fiction published exclusively online – is giving young writers the opportunity to get their work read quickly and free from censorshipThe middle-aged man was introduced to me simply as "Old Field". He had given up his teaching job, my informant told me gleefully, and...
China's e-publishing revolution puts writers on a fast track to freedom

Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says

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Lenovo Group Ltd. is setting its sights on new business areas such as servers and the market for smartphones in the developed world, its chief executive said, even as it sticks by a vision of promise in the troubled personal-computer industry. In an interview on Thursday, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang...
Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says

Apple to open Stores in Chinese cities where iOS devices are made

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Reuters today reports that Apple will be expanding its current five store Chinese Store presence to Chengdu and Shenzhen.  Interestingly, both of those cities are where Foxconn produces iPhones and iPads (or have in the past). The pessimist would say: Now factory workers can save a few months wage and head...
Apple to open Stores in Chinese cities where iOS devices are made

Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

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Fair Labor Association begins independent inspections of tech giant's suppliers after criticism over alleged abuses of workersApple has reacted togrowing criticism over alleged abuses of workers at its suppliers by asking an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), to conduct audits of its "final assembly" suppliers. Those include Foxconn,...
Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

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Signs have emerged indicating that a new Apple store is under construction in Beijing and may be open by year’s end. A piece in today’s Beijing Business Daily describes a not-yet-completed building with a strong resemblance to a typical Apple retail outlet, located in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center...
China's next Apple store is believed to be under construction in Beijing

ABC granted exclusive access to Apple’s Chinese factories, will air report Feb 1st.

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In recent weeks, Apple has come under intese fire lately for the conditions under which workers in its Chinese factories labor to make its products. Partly a matter of the appalling state of laborers rights in China and partly a matter of Apple being a very large and recognizable target...
ABC granted exclusive access to Apple’s Chinese factories, will air report Feb 1st.

Sony quietly gets PlayStation 3 certification in China, we hope for a few more Dynasty Warriors players

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Ever since 2000, game consoles have effectively (if not very assertively) been banned in China. There's already been signs of a warming attitude with official plans for the Nintendo 3DS XL coming this December, but Sony may have slipped out hints of a fuller thaw without anyone noticing until...
Sony quietly gets PlayStation 3 certification in China, we hope for a few more Dynasty Warriors players

Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

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Chinese government officials have revealed that Apple is making plans to increase its presence in China by opening two new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen. The move would represent the first retail outlets that the Cupertino-based firm has opened outside of Beijing and Shanghai, and would take the total number...
Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

Foxconn workers riot at restaurant

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn is co-operating with Chinese authorities investigating disturbance in south-western ChinaAbout 100 workers at a factory in south-western China run by Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer, went on the rampage this week after a dispute in a restaurant turned violent.Seven workers at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu went to...
Foxconn workers riot at restaurant

Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users

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One year to the day since it launched its dedicated business in China – Yinxiang Biji — Evernote has deepened its push into the country after launching the Evernote Business platform there. Speaking at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing — the same venue for last year’s launch — Evernote...
Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users
Profitable in eight months, a friendly panda from central China attempts to become Angry Birds for kids

Foxconn Says Another Worker Committed Suicide

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Foxconn Technology Group, the main supplier of Apple Inc, said on Thursday a worker at a Chinese plant jumped from his apartment on Wednesday, the first suicide since the company agreed with its U.S. client to improve work conditions. The 23 year-old worker fell to his death from his apartment...
Foxconn Says Another Worker Committed Suicide

Foxconn Says Current Hiring Freeze Due to Strong Returning Workforce, Not Waning iPhone 5 Demand

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Financial Times reported earlier today that Foxconn has enacted a hiring freeze at most of its Chinese facilities due to reduced demand for the iPhone 5."Currently, none of the plants in mainland China have hiring plans," said Liu Kun, a company spokesman at Foxconn's largest manufacturing facility, in the southern...
Foxconn Says Current Hiring Freeze Due to Strong Returning Workforce, Not Waning iPhone 5 Demand

Nokia shutters two Chinese offices as part of strategic reorganization in the region

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There's a hole in Nokia's heart and it goes all the way to China. Following news this past April that a massive restructuring effort was underway for Espoo's Asian operations, comes word that offices in Chengdu and Shanghai have been closed amidst declining market share. That's according to the...
Nokia shutters two Chinese offices as part of strategic reorganization in the region
China beats out U.S. to be largest smartphone market, Apple share grows

A Foxconn worker speaks out about factory conditions

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Since the beginning of this year, a number of media outlets have reported on working conditions at Foxconn, the company that makes electronics for high-profile companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple. Although the reports have been disputed by companies, they paint a picture of long hours, poor safety, and...
A Foxconn worker speaks out about factory conditions
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