Electronic waste is becoming an increasing problem in Asia. There is no sufficient pre-existing infrastructure to deal with the growing amount of e-waste.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment submitted a proposal to amend the Factories Act, 1948, a central law that defines health and safety measures for workers.
On February 28 and March 1, 2017, SETEM Catalunya organizes the Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona as an alternative to the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile Social Congress will focus on the impact of activities in the supply chains of electronics in the Global South and alternatives to monopolies and exclusion in telecommunications.
The chief of Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee is arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal at the highest levels of power in South Korea.
The Nikkei Asian Review published special edition on Samsung as the pressure on the company turned up by the latest bribery scandal.