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Computer Company Cracks Down On Abusive Practices

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal computer maker, is vowing to crack down on its Chinese suppliers in an effort ...

More Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Factory Worker Who Had Half His Brain Removed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A Chinese Apple manufacturer has a message for a worker who had half his brain removed after a factory accident: Get out of the hospital or else. Z...

Chinese Workers No Longer Thrilled To Just Have Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Thing One: Riot In China: It looks like maybe Chinese workers aren't so thrilled any more to just have jobs. Earlier this year, when labor condit...

Bring Fair Trade to Electronics

Yu Zhou | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology
Yu Zhou

Debates in the United States in response to these disclosures have been how to assign blame or whether consumers can force Apple to be more ethical. This is not enough. The problems are certainly not limited to Apple or Foxconn.

Does Corporate America Now Grovel Before China?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. (Nick Carey and James B. Kelleher) - China's rise as a manufacturing power has benefited American factory owners in at least one ...

Foxconn, iPhone Maker, To RAISE Prices To Cover Pay Increase For Chinese Workers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and other gadgets for global technology companies, plans to charge them more to p...

End Of The Cheap 'Made-In-China' Era Sends Companies Scrambling For Options

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI — Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped mak...

Chinese Factories Face Surprising Labor Shortage

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

XINTANG, China — During the first half of this year, Yang Zongfu's blue jean factory had few customers. Now, as his business picks up, he can't ...