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protests at foxconn plant
factory workers in china’s iphone factory are rioting against officials in hazmat suits
this is happening at the foxconn plant, which produces more than half of the world’s iphones
workers protested against harsh working conditions, including delayed payments and some members having to share dormitories with covid patients
china’s covid measures
china is currently enforcing zero-covid lockdowns, similar to those the us went through in 2020 and 2021. people are being restricted from moving unless they have negative test results and factories are being shut down. in one case, people visiting shanghai’s disneyland had to stay after the park closed and could only leave when they were tested
✍️ what next?
apple has been steeering away from china and increasing focus on production in factories in india, so we can estimate this trend could accelerate
in terms of china’s lockdowns, we’ll have to wait to see how xi handles the situation - but tensions are definitely high
🕰 80 years ago today…
casablanca (1942) was released! a classic film starring humphrey bogart and ingrid bergman