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  1. Comment - Blogs

    FT: Foxconn to hold groundbreaking 'democratic' union vote after Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 08:41am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy China abroad  |  China at home From the Financial Times today:  This would be the first such exercise at a large company in China, where labour unions have traditionally been controlled by management and local government. Foxconn is the country’s largest private sector employer with 1.2m mainland workers. China abroad Barron's--  If China Opens Up, Dramatic Fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1142961/ft-foxconn-hold-groundbreaking-democratic-union-vote-after-lunar-new
  2. Comment - Blogs - COMEDY

    Mystery Nanjing road goo is 'corn starch and Foxconn workers' tears', says Jon Stewart

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:26pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of “corn starch and Foxconn workers' tears”. Some members of the audience were left somewhat aghast, China blog  Beijing Cream pointed out. He ended the segment by taking a snub at a similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1244064/mystery-nanjing-road-goo-corn-starch-and-foxconn-workers-tears-says
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Foxconn offers a glimpse of where Chinese manufacturing is heading

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says that we need only study the extraordinary changes at Foxconn over the past few years to see where China's manufacturing sector- and its economy- is heading Gearing up Foxconn, a Taiwanese "original equipment manufacturer" with 1.2 million workers in mainland China, is getting help from the US-based Fair Labour Association to train ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151104/foxconn-offers-glimpse-where-chinese-manufacturing-heading
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The high costs of an iPhone

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... hours a day, six days a week. This sort of pressure has tragic consequences. In 2010, there were 13 suicides at Foxconn. In May last year, an explosion at Apple's supplier in Chengdu ... Watch investigations, in trying to meet the demands of Apple's rapid production model, the norm for workers at Foxconn factories like Taiyuan are 10-hour day and night shifts with little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062557/high-costs-iphone
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Factory workers need a fairer share of labour's spoils

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial A fair share for those who toil Going by the large numbers, a riot at a Foxconn factory can seem more like crowd violence at a football match. That's not surprising. ... who were badly injured. Foxconn Technology Group says the riot was triggered by personal, not work, issues. The company also said that when 10 people committed suicide within five months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1051878/factory-workers-need-fairer-share-labours-spoils
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks, August 24

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 01:31pm by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Keywords: Africa, Foxconn, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, Russia   Monash University--  Tracking African attitudes to Chinese migrants China Central Television--  Video: China and Africa Join Hands in Media Cooperation China Law Blog--  How To Handle Chinese Negotiating Tactics Co.EXIST--  Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships? Ventures Africa--  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1022551/morning-clicks-august-24
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Joko Widodo lead Asia to a new global order?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:55pm by STEVEN KEITHLEY

    ... like Foxconn and Samsung have started plans for dramatic new investments in the country. These marks of progress draw a very stark contrast to the West. Compared to Xi, Modi and Widodo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590233/can-xi-jinping-narendra-modi-and-joko-widodo-lead-asia-new-global-order
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    End of the line for China's low cost manufacturing model?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... that with Foxconn's threats to install one million robots on their assembly lines in three years, a plan hatched during a period of labour strife. In January the city of Dongguan launched a programme called ... transition than from farm to bank teller. To be sure, the robot bogeyman has been around for a long time. And many of the recent claims have been empty; Foxconn's one million robot workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557109/end-line-chinas-low-cost-manufacturing-model
  9. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    No buzz for Suning, Germany's Metro

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 11:20am by Doug Young

    ... and Taiwanese partner Foxconn Technology, had big plans for Media Markt when they launched the chain two years ago. Perhaps ironically, the pair launched the new joint venture just months before US-based Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), one of the world's largest electronics retailers, formally shuttered its own fledgling China operations that were also run out of Shanghai. Metro and Foxconn had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1162188/no-buzz-suning-germanys-metro
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How waiting longer for the iPhone could help workers

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by RICHARD LOCKE

    ... conditions in its suppliers' overseas factories, Apple has been responding to a series of scandals- health and safety problems, worker suicides and riots by workers employed at Foxconn, one ... Apple has agreed to work with Foxconn to improve wages and conditions and hire more workers in an effort to reduce excessive overtime. Other companies are also renewing their commitments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1063310/how-waiting-longer-iphone-could-help-workers

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