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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. …

AdWords, Social Media in China & The World’s Population AdWords, Social Media in China & The World’s Population
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Today’s infographic round-up looks at which industries are using Google AdWords the most, the social media situation in China and the world’s population put into perspective. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Which Industries use AdWords: via Social media in …

China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert China’s Up To Something In The Middle Of The Gobi Desert
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In the middle of the Gobi desert, the Chinese are up to something. Or perhaps aliens are up to something. Or, I guess, some image-manipulating troublemakers are up to something. Either way, there are some incredibly mysterious structures in the …

Chinese Gamers Sell Kids To Bankroll Their Habit Chinese Gamers Sell Kids To Bankroll Their Habit
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It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes money can be tight. If you’re a young couple struggling to get by, where do you turn for a little extra cash? If you said “selling your children,” you are in a …

Get an iPad or Get Out of My Class Says Chinese Professor Get an iPad or Get Out of My Class Says Chinese Professor
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Remember your back-to-school lists? Whether you’re in grade school or college, it’s always smart to make an organized list of the things you need to succeed in the coming year. Pencils, Pens, Notebooks, Binders, Folders, newest-gen tablet device… Wait, what? …

Chinese Photoshop Gaffe Goes Viral Chinese Photoshop Gaffe Goes Viral
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To the scrutinizing eyes of the internet, no Photoshop disaster will go unnoticed. That doesn’t just apply to the Western web, but also to those in the East. Chinese internet users have taken a fairly egregious editing error and run …

Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4 Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4
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Apple now has a new slogan for the iPhone. “So awesome, you’ll do anybody for one!” Of course, Apple already had a slogan similar to this for their iPad 2 – “So awesome, you’ll cut out your internal organs for …

Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees
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White House workers were reportedly targeted in recent attacks against Google’s Gmail service, said to come from hackers in China. The White House has not indicated who exactly was targeted, but has said that there were no official messages compromised. …