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China’s Days as World’s Factory Are Over, IPhone Maker Says

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An employee wearing a protective mask checks the temperature of customers outside an Apple Inc. store in Shanghai.

An employee wearing a protective mask checks the temperature of customers outside an Apple Inc. store in Shanghai.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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A key supplier to Apple Inc. and a dozen other tech giants plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese market and the U.S., declaring that China’s time as factory to the world is finished because of the trade war.