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AirPods Maker ‘Pressured to Exit China’ – Apple Insider

GoerTek deputy chairman Kazuyoshi Yoshinaga claims US tech firms regularly question the firm’s China supply lines

Apple is shifting more production to India, of Airpods and other headphones, Nikkei says.
Apple AirPods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco, in September 2016. File photo: Beck Diefenbach, Reuters


Apple AirPods manufacturer GoerTek claims US technology firms have been pressuring it to leave China amid rising Sino-US tensions, AppleInsider reports.

China’s GoerTek, which says it is already investing $280 million in a new plant in Vietnam, says suppliers and customers regularly question its China supply lines. Deputy chairman Kazuyoshi Yoshinaga said: “So many people from the client side say ‘When can you move out?’ ”

Read the full story: Apple Insider


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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