Apple supplier Pegatron denies reports of China blocking shipments

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Apple supplier Pegatron denies reports of China blocking shipments
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Apple supplier Pegatron has denied media reports that claimed shipments from its factories in China were being held for investigation by Chinese customs officials, following a Pegatron executive meeting with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Through) Digitimes,

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In a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the company indicated that iPhone production at its China-based sites is continuing as normal and shipments have not been affected.

The reports emerged after Pegatron Vice President Jason Cheng met with Pelosi on Wednesday at a lunch hosted by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The guests reportedly included TSMC founder Morris Chang and chairman Mark Liu.

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has angered the Chinese government, which views the island as a separate province that will eventually be part of the country, despite many Taiwanese people considering their self-governing island to be a separate nation.

In response to the visit, China is currently conducting live-fire military exercises in and around the Taiwan Strait, with some aircraft and naval ships crossing the midline, an informal but once widely followed The border that separates Taiwan and China. Chinese media reported on Friday that its missiles flew over Taiwan during its latest exercise.

Pegatron is the second largest Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer and iPhone assembler after Foxconn, while TSMC is Apple’s sole supplier of custom silicon chips and the world’s most valuable semiconductor company. All three companies operate plants in China.

Apple is trying to diversify its supply chain outside of China, Vietnam and most recently India, to reduce its dependence on the country and the impact of geopolitical unrest, critical for supply chain expansion and investment. emerging as places.

Updates: Nikki The report said Apple on Friday asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China strictly comply with Chinese customs regulations, which state that parts and components manufactured in Taiwan must be “Taiwan, Made in China” or “Chinese Taipei”. The language indicating the island is part of China.

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