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SAP pulls the CSR lever in China

sap indexSAP, Europe’s largest business software company, is looking to corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to accompany its expansion in China.

The move, if copied by other foreign businesses, could represents a new third leg in the west’s engagement with China. (continue reading…)

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Smartphone OEMs look to grow beyond China

coolpadChina is different, particularly when it comes to its smartphone market. Three smartphone brands — Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi —which are unknown to western consumers all managed to beat Apple in China.

According to research firm ABI Research, Samsung retained its leading smartphone market share of 17% in Q2 2013, Lenovo took second with 13%, Coolpad was third with 10%, and Xiaomi edged out Apple with 6.5% share.

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Foxconn expands and shrugs

69151325.jpgBusiness is booming for Foxconn, the controversial hi-tech contract manufacturer that supplies Apple.

It plans to expand its facilities in China by opening a high-tech manufacturing facility in south China’s island province of Hainan. The Taiwanese firm’s existing facilities in China are all on the mainland in cities such as Shenzhen and Chengdu.
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New twist to Apple’s Chinese workers scandal

This story will run and run. Allegations of poor working conditions at the Chinese factories that build Apple’s iPads and iPhones have been made on a number of ocasions. But the latest set of acusations, broadcast on US public radio show This American Life in January, have been questioned and the show has retracted the episode, called “Mr Daisey and the Apple Factory”. (continue reading…)

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