Foxconn jumps on the 'made in America' campaign of U.S. President Trump

Foxconn scale back plans for new LCD screen plant in the US.

Foxconn – a Taiwanese electronics giant – scales back its investment in a $10 billion LCD screen factory in Wisconsin. The initial investment plan was based on the production of large LCD pannels, largely for use in TVs. However, Foxconn has recently announced that it…

China uses Taiwanese electronics industry to deter independence efforts

China fast-tracks the approval process for the Shanghai listing of a core unit of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry (also known as Foxconn). This points to efforts by the Chinese government to lure Taiwanese businesses away from the island, putting economic pressure on its pro-independence…

Apple’s 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report overlooks Labour Violations

China Labor Watch (CLW) criticise Apple on it’s 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report, sending an email to Apple’s CEO citing evidence of continuing violations in its supply chain. CLW expressed concerns about Apple’s supplier responsibility standards and reporting process. Each year the report selectively picks information to…

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 promised to eliminate similar problems in the future. Six high…

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 going all out for automation. The country has become the…

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. In February 2015 Foxconn stopped the operations in its Sunguvarchatram…

Foxconn invest US$5.7 billion in world’s largest smartphone assembly hub

Foxconn Technology will invest 37.5 billion yuan (US$5.74 billion) to expand its facilities in Nanjing, China. It will become the largest smartphone assembly worldwide and a hub for research and development. Deputy general manager Zheng Naijian signed a contract on September 12 with Nanjing’s deputy…