Supply chains: The ongoing protests in China are putting pressure on Apple. Can the US group free itself from its dependency?

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Supply chains: The ongoing protests in China are putting pressure on Apple. Can the US group free itself from its dependency?

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When Tim Cook visited Capitol Hill in early December to meet privately with senior lawmakers, his company's relationship with China was high on the agenda. The month before, Beijing's strict Covid policies had forced thousands of workers to flee the Zhengzhou mega-factory, also known as "iPhone City". The factory is operated by Foxconn, Apple's staunch manufacturing partner for a quarter century. When trapped workers protested at the factory, the police responded with violence - and in riot gear.

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