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Russia Urges UN Envoy to Syria on Twitter Russia Urges UN Envoy to Syria on Twitter

Russia proposed that the UN send a special envoy to Syria on Twitter Tuesday, to help coordiniate security and humanitarian efforts. Russia’s foreign ministry has urged the U.N. Security council to prompt the U.N. Security General to set these efforts …

More Hollywood Films to be Released in China More Hollywood Films to be Released in China

China has added 14 slots to the 20 Hollywood blockbusters they already allow into the country per year, as long as the additional films are in Imax or 3D. At the close of China vice president Xi Jinping’s recent visit …

See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China

We’ve been covering the unfolding saga of Apple and their supplier Foxconn and the supposed worker abuses at their plants in China. We have covered everything from worker suicides at the plants, to petitions from concerned citizens, to inside interviews …

iPads Should Be Pulled From Shops, Lower Chinese Court Says iPads Should Be Pulled From Shops, Lower Chinese Court Says

Apple’s legal battle with Proview over the iPad patent got a little more troubling for the company today as a lower Chinese court ruled that stores in China should stop selling iPads. While this ruling may only affect the Guangdong …

Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25% Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25%
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Apple’s manufacturing arm in China is making a PR push, saying on Friday that they have raised the wages of their workers by 16-25% this month. “As a top manufacturing company in China, the basic salary of junior workers in …

iPhone Losing Market Share In China iPhone Losing Market Share In China
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While Apple enjoys considerable success in the sale of its iPhone around the world, the Chinese market has proven a particularly tough nut to crack. Overall, Apple has had an amazing year: they sold more iOS devices in 2011 than …

Chinese iPad Trademark Could Halt Global Sales Chinese iPad Trademark Could Halt Global Sales

Proview International Holdings is a company in China known for their CRT and LCD monitors. They also own the iPad trademark in China which is causing a bit of trouble for Apple. Since Proview owns the iPad trademark in China, …

FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly

Today, Apple announced that the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting a series of special audits at Foxconn’s Chinese final assembly plants. Per Apple’s request, the FLA will be inspecting plant safety, process documents, factory and dormitory conditions, working hours, …

Kim Jong-Un Is Not Dead According To U.S. Official Kim Jong-Un Is Not Dead According To U.S. Official
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We reported Friday that Twitter and Weibo exploded with rumors that North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-Un had been killed in an assassination attempt. It turns out that those reports were just untrue. A U.S. official told CNN that there …

Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil? Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil?

There are many who believe that corporations like Foxconn are evil. Apple contracts components from them and they turn around and pinch pennies while their employees are slaving away for long hours, working with hazardous chemicals, taking no breaks, and …

Foxconn Hiring, Thousands Clamor For Jobs Foxconn Hiring, Thousands Clamor For Jobs

Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is in the process of doubling their workforce in places like the city of Zhengzhou, and despite all of the recent controversy surrounding working conditions at Foxconn factories, tons of Chinese workers are rushing to grab a …

Online Petition Tackles Apple Factory Worker Conditions Online Petition Tackles Apple Factory Worker Conditions
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A petition on popular online petition site Change.org is gaining a lot of attention. Washington D.C.’s Mark Shields is petitioning Apple (and specifically CEO Tim Cook) to “Protect Workers Making iPhones in Chinese Factories.” In just a few days, the …

China: An Efficient Manufacturer Of Pollution China: An Efficient Manufacturer Of Pollution

In the 1970′s we started outsourcing production from the United Staes to overseas facilities that could meet production demands faster and cheaper. After over forty years of outsourcing, one thing is clear: Our air and waterways are a lot less …

Foxconn: Workers Are Animals Foxconn: Workers Are Animals
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Foxconn thinks their workers are animals. No, really. Want China Times is reporting that the chairman of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, invited the director of the Taipei Zoo, Chin Shih-chien, to talk about the management of animals. Foxconn, …

China Loves Their Weibo China Loves Their Weibo

Twitter may be blocked in China, but that’s not stopping the citizens from sending 140 characters or less messages. Reuters is reporting that the use of microblogging (i.e. Twitter) has quadrupled in 2011 compared to 2010. A government Internet think …

Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China
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Question: What gets Apple fans really excited? Announcing that they can buy the newest iPhone. Question: What gets Apple fans really livid? Announcing that they can’t buy the newest iPhone. This was the social experiment that unfolded today in Beijing, …

[Exclusive] Google: Our position on China remains unchanged [Exclusive] Google: Our position on China remains unchanged
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A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Our position on China remains unchanged.” That’s just in case there was any confusion from the Wall Street Journal report “Google Softens Tone on China”. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Google …

Mass Suicide At Foxconn Barely Avoided Mass Suicide At Foxconn Barely Avoided
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Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer of Apple products and game consoles, has had a rough time with worker suicides and reports of bad employee treatment. Well, it just got worse. Kotaku is reporting that on January 2, over 300 employees at …

iPhone 4S Launching In China January 13th iPhone 4S Launching In China January 13th
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Just a few weeks after the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology gave the iPhone 4S their approval early last month, the newest Apple handset is set to arrive in China late next week. Apple has announced that the …

China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter

What’s a global superpower without a little home-grown social media sprinkled in the mix? In the United States and Western Europe, services like Facebook and Twitter are as common in household nomenclature as toilet paper and driveways. As China continues …

iPad Sales in China Could Be Affected By Trademark Suit iPad Sales in China Could Be Affected By Trademark Suit

Did you know there was a tablet computer called the I-Pad nearly a decade ago? It was marketed by a Taiwanese company called Proview Technology, though it wasn’t quite as successful as the “iPad” you may be more familiar with. …