Slowing smartphone market prompts Foxconn job cuts

Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, is one of Apple’s largest iPhone suppliers. However, the company is planning to cut 10% of non-technical staff in a scramble to reduce costs due to slowing smartphone market. Foxconn…

Apple has admitted student intern abuses

After the release of SACOM’s investigative report on student interns abuses in Apple’s production line and months of pressuring from international media and activists, Apple has officially admitted student interns abuses in its supply chain. And they…

Robots, not humans: official policy in China

Industrial robots are being put to work on a massive scale in China. Taking the case of electronics giant Foxconn, Jenny Chan considers what an automated future holds in store for human workers China is…

Rising Star seems to be intimately related to Foxconn

Over 600 Foxconn workers are still fighting to get their jobs back. Although Rising Star seems to have close ties to Foxconn, they refuse to employ these workers even though they hired 9000 contract worker….