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Apple’s iPhone factory shift has left a ghost town behind in China

Foxconn is closing factories in China as iPhone production moves elsewhere, and impacts beyond industry have been made crystal clear in a new video.

A Foxconn facility sign
A Foxconn facility sign

Apple has long operated its production in China, but in recent years it has been shifting away. Production in India and Vietnam is growing, with fewer products being shipped out of China.

In a China Observer report released on Monday, footage of a Foxconn industrial park in Nanning is shown to be deserted. Once employing 50,000 people, it’s ow practically an empty shell, since operations went overseas.

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