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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(...)

Suicide is a lonely and individual act. But do its causes lie in cultural issues in our society? For instance, increases in suicide accompanied rises (...)

The silhouettes of customers are seen browsing products inside an Apple Inc. store in New York. Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Apple is poised to record its first profit gain in more than a year after shoppers who shunned clothes and purses during the holidays shelled out for (...)

Employees work inside a Foxconn factory in  China,  a Taiwanese company most famous for assembling Apple products.  Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn has admitted that student interns worked overtime and night shifts at a factory in northeast China in violation of co(...)

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