Smartphone brands under pressure as Chinese market matures

Competition in the Chinese smartphone market – the worlds largest – increases amid signs of maturity and declining shipments. China alone accounts for around 30% of global smartphone sales, but for the first time the market shrank in 2017. A trend which is expected to…

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong indicted on bribery charges

Samsung is still at the top of the smartphone market in 2017

The worldwide shipments in the smartphone market shows a decline of 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall Samsung remained at the top of the worldwide smartphone market in 2017. Only in the fourth quarter Apple past Samsung largely because of iPhone 8, 8…

From Apple to Huawei: profit comes before workers’ rights

In the mobile phone and computer industries labour rights are still a sore point. In particular the new market giant Huawei and HTC still have much to do. These are the findings of the updated rating of the ten IT firms with the biggest market share…

China's Huawei to start smartphone production in India

China’s Huawei to start smartphone production in India

As the Chinese economy slows, many China-based firms are looking to start production in India. Huawei, the world’s third largest maker of smartphones, is the latest example. India is the world’s fastest growing smartphone market and an attractive country for phone makers. Due to a…

The Poisonous Pearl

The Poisonous Pearl

Occupational chemical poisoning in the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta, People’s Republic of China
The Poisonous Pearl
Download
RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

Rankabrand has compared and ranked 19 electronics brands like Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei, Nintendo, Samsung. The questions used for ranking are categorised into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Rankabrand awarded 15 brands with a meager “D” or a…

'Whose Wealth? Cobalt from Congo' Screening at European Short Film Festival in Berlin

Cobalt blues

Environmental pollution and human rights violations in Congolese cobalt mines
Labour rights violations persist at HEG Technology

Labour rights violations persist at HEG Technology

A new report by China Labor Watch finds labour rights violations persist at HEG Technology in China. HEG Technology is a state-controlled company, which supplies to companies like Samsung and Huawei. China Labor Watch has been monitoring the company for four years and this report…