China Smartphone Sales down for First Time since 2009

Louise Lucas and Edward White
Financial Times
Sales of smartphones in China — the world’s biggest market, responsible for roughly one in every three shipments — declined last year for the first time since 2009, slumping 4.9 per cent year on year according to preliminary data from research group...

Samsung Bets on China’s BYD for Growth

In-soo Nam
Wall Street Journal
The South Korean technology giant plans to invest in the electric vehicle and battery maker’s $2.3 billion share sale.

Environment

02.23.15

Chinese Firms Must Act Decisively on Climate Change, Report Says

from chinadialogue
Chinese companies will need to cut direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their operations by up to 2.7% a year if China is to stay on track with the level of action required to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, says a new report...

Forget Samsung, Xiaomi is China’s New Smartphone King

Charles Riley
CNN
The upstart Chinese smartphone maker has knocked Samsung off its throne in China, shipping more units than its South Korea-based rival for the first time in the second quarter.</p

Watchdog Alleges Child Labor at Samsung Supplier Plant

Yun-Hee Kim
Wall Street Journal
A China Labor Watch reports alleges that one of Samsung's suppliers in China employs and underpays and undertrains children. Samsung says it is investigating the claims...

Reports

08.08.12

Samsung Supplier Factory Exploiting Child Labor: Investigative Report

China Labor Watch
Peony Lui
China Labor Watch
Members of China Labor Watch conducted an investigation of HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd, which showed that the practice of hiring child labor is prevalent this factory. Investigators worked in the factory for two months, and identified seven...

Samsung China Assembler Employs Child Workers, Group Says

Mark Lee
Bloomberg
A Chinese company that assembles devices for Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) hired children at its production facilities and forced employees to work excessive hours, violating labor laws, China Labor Watch said in a report.