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chinese factories

Samsung Accused of Rights Violations

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A U.S.-based watchdog says Samsung Electronics forces employees at its Chinese factories to work excessive overtime, bans them from sitting down and denies basic labor rights....
Samsung Accused of Rights Violations
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HP to limit student labor in Chinese factories with new guidelines

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Hewlett-Packard has issued new guidelines to limit the use of student labor at its supplier factories in China, in what it claimed was the first of its kind for the IT industry....
HP to limit student labor in Chinese factories with new guidelines

Audit: Conditions Improve at Foxconn

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Top Apple supplier Foxconn has fixed some of the most pressing workers' rights violations at three of its Chinese factories, according to a progress report by an auditor....
Audit: Conditions Improve at Foxconn

Foxconn and Apple will share costs to improve Chinese factories

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Apple and Foxconn will share the costs associated with improving labor conditions at factories in China where devices like the iPhone and iPad are built....
Foxconn and Apple will share costs to improve Chinese factories

Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

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Samsung has claimed to find zero underage workers at 105 of its suppliers in China, contradicting a report put together by China Labor Watch, according to the BBC. Samsung has stated that it did find instances of inadequate practices, including illegal overtime practices; however, according its audit, there was not...
Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

ABC Previews 'Nightline' Visit to Foxconn's Chinese Factories

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Over the weekend, ABC announced that it had been granted exclusive access to Foxconn's factories in China where the company assembled products for Apple, with the segment scheduled to air on a special edition of Nightline on Tuesday night. ABC has now posted a preview of the segment, along with...
ABC Previews 'Nightline' Visit to Foxconn's Chinese Factories

Raspberry Pi being made in the UK

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Raspberry Pi bare-bones computers are being made in the UK for the first time, rather than overseas in Chinese factories....
Raspberry Pi being made in the UK

Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

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Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for such companies as Apple, Dell, Amazon and others, has pledged to sharply curtail the number of working hours within its Chinese factories and significantly increase wages....
Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (video)

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Most tours of Chinese factories at least give workers a heads-up that they'll be on camera. Not so the exposé that HP inadvertently gave one of its Swedish customers. Reddit user Malplace opened a new laptop to find that a 3-minute webcam video of the factory floor at HP's...
HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (video)

Apple Labor Pact Could Ripple Across China

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Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and increasing worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe of a major Apple Inc. supplier sets a new standard for China’s factory workers. Apple and one of its top suppliers, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., agreed to a set...
Apple Labor Pact Could Ripple Across China

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.

Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

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Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select...
Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

Apple, Foxconn to share costs on working conditions

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Apple and controversial Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn are said to be sharing the costs on improving work conditions at its Chinese factories. According to Reuters, Foxconn boss Terry Gou has spoken out on the matter, although he did not place a dollar figure on the investment or exactly where the...
Apple, Foxconn to share costs on working conditions

iPad Import/Export Ban Application In China Could Hurt Or Cost Apple

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Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) could soon be forced to withdraw production from China not by ethical concerns but by a legal dispute, if a claimant to the “iPad” trademark holder gets its way. Proview, which this week successfully applied to have government officials seize 45 iPads from a single city...
iPad Import/Export Ban Application In China Could Hurt Or Cost Apple

HP tells Chinese factories to stop raiding schools for cheap labor

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We know that HP's Chinese sub-contractors enjoy a spot of opera on the production line. What's always been harder to determine though, is who those workers are and what employment rights they have. In an effort to preempt the sort of headlines that have afflicted other brands, HP has...
HP tells Chinese factories to stop raiding schools for cheap labor
Foxconn denies Chinese factories affected by strike, says iPhone production continuing as normal

Apple gives the Gray Lady the cold shoulder

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A lesson in access journalism in the wake of the New York Times' Foxconn series "An Apple spokesman said no executives were available to comment." That sentence, appearing 12 paragraphs into a 14-graph story by Brian X. Chen in Thursday's New York Times, speaks volumes about how Apple (AAPL) deals with press...
Apple gives the Gray Lady the cold shoulder

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

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Two online petitions beseech Apple to improve working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. The petitions, both filed within the last two weeks, follow a renewed round of criticism directed at the company over labor practices at overseas facilities like the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China....
Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

Labor protestors plan demonstrations for iPad launch

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Protestors looking to steal a bit of Apple's iPad launch day thunder are preparing to hold demonstrations at various Apple Store locations on Friday in hopes of spreading awareness about the labor conditions at the Chinese factories making the device....
Labor protestors plan demonstrations for iPad launch

Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

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Still unhappy with Apple’s response to the New York Times’ series on labor conditions in Chinese factories that make iPhones and iPads, two organizations are planning a globally coordinated protest on Thursday. Representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org will deliver petitions to Apple stores in several major cities with the names of...
Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

A New York Times anti-Apple article swallows its own premise

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Once again, the paper twists itself into a pretzel to find the Apple-is-doomed angle. FORTUNE -- Readers who remember the New York Times' 2012 investigation of conditions in the Chinese factories that build iPads and iPhones for Apple (AAPL) -- the one that described Apple as "reprehensible" and "morally repugnant"...
A New York Times anti-Apple article swallows its own premise

Workers at Apple contractor threaten suicide in wage dispute

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Foxconn says dispute has ended after Chinese factory employees said they would jump off building in protestWorkers at a factory owned by Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest about wages, a month after the two firms reached agreement on improving...
Workers at Apple contractor threaten suicide in wage dispute

Apple's Foxconn Making Progress With Factory Conditions, Says Labor Group

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Apple supplier Foxconn has been steadily improving the working conditions at three of its Chinese factories following a February audit, including by reducing......
Apple's Foxconn Making Progress With Factory Conditions, Says Labor Group
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Foxconn audit finds illegal overtime and unpaid wages at Apple factory

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Supplier pledges to makes changes after independent report into working conditions at Chinese factories finds rampant violationsA report into working conditions at Chinese factories operated by an Apple supplier has revealed "serious" labour violations, including excessive hours, unpaid wages and major health and safety risks.The Fair Labor Association (FLA) said...
Foxconn audit finds illegal overtime and unpaid wages at Apple factory

Tim Cook: Reports suggesting Apple doesn’t care about workers are “offensive”

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Me and my halo On the heels of a record quarterly profit, Apple was slammed in the press yesterday by a lengthy New York Times article highlighting the poor working conditions in the Chinese factories that make Apple products. Tim Cook, the company’s new chief executive, responded with an email...
Tim Cook: Reports suggesting Apple doesn’t care about workers are “offensive”
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