One Belt One Road
China Labour Quarterly April 2019
Chinese enterprise Huawei Technology Co. was under fire since the arrest of its CFO Meng Wanzhou by the Canadian government and its lawsuit against the US government over the equipment ban some weeks ago. Meanwhile, the diplomatic crisis due to the arrest of Meng triggered a heated debate on whether Chinese-owned telecommunications companies are cybersecurity risks to the world. In recent years, Chinese-owned technology companies are expanding overseas. Large-scale mergers, investment and marketing that involved big amount of money have sparked a lot of controversies, as well as issues on labour abuses and exploitations.
When “Made In China” Moves Overseas. The Struggle of Indonesian Workers in the Smartphone Manufacturing Industry
China smartphone industry has expanding their sales in the global market considerably in recent years. China’s four major phone companies, namely Hua Wei, VIVO,OPPO,Xiao Mi have gained significant share in the market. During the fourth quarter of 2018, these companies comprised 37% of the global smartphone sales volume. India and Indonesia are among the populous countries where smartphone sales continues to expand, and become important battlefields for smartphone companies.