Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp  at a big discount to its original offer. It marks the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan’s insular tech industry. It will also  help strengthen Foxconn’s pricing power with major client Apple.

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether t(...)

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology: Significantly reduced his original offer. Photograph: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Foxconn and Sharp will both hold board meetings today in an attempt to close a chaotic takeover deal after tough talks to cut the $6 billion (€5.3 bil(...)

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I’m in the Hax accelerator for manufacturing start-ups in Shenzhen, eating mealworms made by an Austrian company and trying to find my balance on a tw(...)

A man walks past a logo of a Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn, has offered 625 billion yen ($5.3 billion) to buy Sharp and has no plans to replace top(...)

 New iPhone 6s: Sharp said there were ‘severe’ conditions in the smartphone LCD panel market. Photograph: John Gress/Getty Images

Shares in Sharp nosedived to a four-decade low after the supplier of screens to Apple and other smartphone makers said it would miss its first-half pr(...)

 A worker producing hygiene supplies in a factory in  China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

This story comes up every couple of years – when will the robots take over in the industrial heartland of Guangdong province? The debate has been spar(...)

Many commuters make the daily trip between the People’s Republic of China into Hong Kong

Crossing the border from Shenzhen into Hong Kong is no longer an exercise in gauging contrasts between the highly developed economy and the fast em(...)

Mass production of a 4.7in successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, according to media reports

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple’s next-generation iPho(...)

The entrance to the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan which now works exclusively for Samsung to produce plastic components for mobile phones. Photograph: New York Times

After work, the three young women giggle and pull at one another’s hair. But when questioned, they admit their common secret: they use false papers to(...)

Buildings under construction in  Shenzhen: the city is one of China’s fastest growing. Photograph: Alex Lee/Reuters

If you were to name a capital city of China’s economic boom, it would be Shenzhen. In 1979, Chinese supreme leader Deng Xiaoping proclai(...)