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Apple finds underage labor in its Chinese supply chain

Jan 25, 2013
The report on supplier responsibility from Apple indicates progress on working conditions and excessive overtime requirements at the tech giant's Chinese suppliers, including its largest supplier, Foxconn. But the report also revealed one supplier was employing child workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, China, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's sandwich generation

Jan 24, 2013
A look at China's 'sandwich generation,' Chinese people in their 30s who carry the burden of caring for both their children and their parents. Being stuck in the middle is intensified for China's 30-somethings because they're typically only children and because of the historical arc of China's economy, they have almost nothing in common with their parents.
Posted In: sandwich generation, China

China's economic growth drops to 13-year low

Jan 18, 2013
The world's fastest growing economy just posted it's worst growth figures in over a decade. Is it time to be concerned?
Posted In: China, China's Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Is China's Huawei a threat to our national security?

Jan 17, 2013
The Chinese telecommunications equipment company is the largest in the world, but it struggles to gain a foothold in the U.S. Lawmakers say it's a threat to national security.
Posted In: huawei, China

Dangerous air pollution levels hit Beijing

Jan 14, 2013
Air quality in China's capital this weekend was at levels judged hazardous to health. Authorities fear environmental concerns could spark social instability.
Posted In: China, air pollution, Beijing

Googling the flu and going high speed cable in China

Jan 14, 2013
Is this a regular flu season or one for the record books? It depends a bit on whether your metric is the official numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Google. In China, the government is requiring each new home close to necessary infrastructure to get a fiber optic cable hookup.
Posted In: Google, China, Internet, flu

Chinese customers stockpile Australian baby formula

Jan 10, 2013
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Posted In: Australia, China, food safety, baby

Chinese journalists strike for second day

Jan 8, 2013
Chinese journalists protesting against government censorship hold a second day of strikes in the southern province of Guangdong.
Posted In: China, censorship, media, Xi Jinping

China opens game-changing bullet train

Dec 26, 2012
The world's longest high speed rail link opens in China.
Posted In: China, train, high speed rail

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