A worker checks a solar module at Longi Green Technology in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Reuters
Renewable energy

Republicans urge Biden to be tough on Chinese solar gear over human rights

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Republicans are warning the Biden administration not to prioritise green energy goals over enforcing federal import restrictions meant to discourage alleged human rights abuses in China.

A worker checks a solar module at Longi Green Technology in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photo: Reuters

Republicans urge Biden to be tough on Chinese solar gear over human rights

Republicans are warning the Biden administration not to prioritise green energy goals over enforcing federal import restrictions meant to discourage alleged human rights abuses in China.

2 hours ago

All TikTok wants for Christmas is US shoppers, as Chinese apps take on Amazon

Pinduoduo and ByteDance’s TikTok are trying to follow the success of Shein in the US, but taking on e-commerce giant Amazon will prove a herculean task.

6 Dec 2022 - 1:23AM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM
Temu’s website seen displayed in Hong Kong on November 3, 2022. Photo: Bloomberg

All TikTok wants for Christmas is US shoppers, as Chinese apps take on Amazon

Pinduoduo and ByteDance’s TikTok are trying to follow the success of Shein in the US, but taking on e-commerce giant Amazon will prove a herculean task.

6 Dec 2022 - 1:23AM
Foxconn

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM
Apple

Apple supplier Goertek revises 2022 revenue by 60 per cent on AirPods blow

Goertek revised its annual revenue estimate for 2022 down by up to 60 per cent after a major overseas client asked it to halt production of a ‘smart acoustic product’, which analysts suspect is Apple's AirPods Pro 2.

Goertek revised its annual revenue estimate for 2022 down by up to 60 per cent after a major overseas client asked it to halt production of a ‘smart acoustic product’, which analysts suspect is Apple's AirPods Pro 2.

5 Dec 2022 - 6:38PM

Russian e-commerce giant Ozon sees ‘window of opportunity’ for Chinese cross-border sellers

Ozon sees a ‘window of opportunity’ for Chinese merchants in Russia as Western brands retreat, and as e-commerce infrastructure improves.

4 Dec 2022 - 9:30AM
Russian e-commerce giant Ozon sees ‘window of opportunity’ for Chinese cross-border sellers

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM
As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Apple supplier Goertek revises 2022 revenue by 60 per cent on AirPods blow

Goertek revised its annual revenue estimate for 2022 down by up to 60 per cent after a major overseas client asked it to halt production of a ‘smart acoustic product’, which analysts suspect is Apple's AirPods Pro 2.

5 Dec 2022 - 6:38PM

Russian e-commerce giant Ozon sees ‘window of opportunity’ for Chinese cross-border sellers

Ozon sees a ‘window of opportunity’ for Chinese merchants in Russia as Western brands retreat, and as e-commerce infrastructure improves.

4 Dec 2022 - 9:30AM

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

27 Nov 2022 - 2:35PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

27 Nov 2022 - 2:35PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
Tech | OPINION
When Twitter was set up, its founders considered a few names before settling on a word popularised in English by the poet Chaucer and meaning a short, inconsequential burst of information like that birds transmit in a chirp. Photo: AFP

Language Matters | From Chaucer via Jitter and Twitch, how Twitter got its name

Twitter’s founders considered calling the service Jitter and Twitch before settling on its current name – but deciding what to call posts on the platform was trickier.

29 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM

Opinion | One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

Opinion | Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

5 Oct 2022 - 8:30AM
Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent