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Apple’s Tech Supply Chain Shows Difficulty of Dumping China

  • Covid Zero, deteriorating US-Sino relations pressure US firms
  • Chips are in the crosshairs as Taiwan-China tensions increase
Roughly 98% of iPhones have been made.in China.

Roughly 98% of iPhones have been made.in China.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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American companies have had a growing list of reasons to downgrade their ties with China in recent years. Former President Donald Trump’s tariffs. Beijing’s stringent Covid lockdowns. The US-Sino standoff over Taiwan. Political pressure to “friend-shore” supply chains toward nations aligned with Washington.