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Apple’s Chinese Engineers Keep Production Humming – WSJ

The power transfer puts the spotlight on the growing expertise of the local workforce, though major decisions and key tasks are still undertaken at Apple’s headquarters in California


Covid lockdown hits Foxconn
Only a small part of Foxconn's production for Apple's iPhone in China takes place in the southern city of Shenzhen, with the majority happening in Zhengzhou in the central province of Henan, sources have previously said. Photo: Reuters.

 

Global technology giant Apple has been delegating more responsibility to local engineers at its production plants in China as most US-based engineers have found it difficult to obtain visas amid strict border controls in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The power transfer puts the spotlight on the growing expertise of the local workforce, though major decisions and key tasks are still undertaken at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, the report added.

 

Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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