Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

China widens COVID curbs, Apple factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, Apple factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions increase as case rise Unrest at iPhone factory adds to concerns about economy, underscores frustrations Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy as fresh unrest at the world’s … Read more

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) beg foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone … Read more

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China's COVID cases rise

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing shut parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday while more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19, as China fights a spike in cases, deepening concerns about its economy and dampening hopes for a quick post -coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally for Monday, nearing its … Read more

New China COVID rules spur concern as some cities halt routine tests

New China COVID rules spur concern as some cities halt routine tests

Regular COVID testing no longer required in several cities China eased various virus curbs last Friday Communities worried about virus spread under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing report record cases for Nov 13 BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began cutting routine community COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after China announced an … Read more

China’s COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

Southern manufacturing hub fighting worst COVID-19 flare-up Cases double in Zhengzhou, production base for Apple supplier Chinese stocks, currency slip over virus fears BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases surged in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities, official data showed on Tuesday, with the global manufacturing hub becoming China’s latest COVID1-9 epicenter and testing … Read more

China vows to continue with ‘dynamic-clearing’ COVID strategy

China vows to continue with 'dynamic-clearing' COVID strategy

BEIJING, Nov 5 (Reuters) – China will persevere with its “dynamic-clearing” approach to COVID-19 cases as soon as they emerge, health officials said on Saturday, adding that measures must be implemented more precisely and meet the needs of vulnerable people. The country’s strict COVID containment approach is still able to control the virus, despite the … Read more

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle US opioid claims

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle US opioid claims

Nov 2 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) have agreed to pay about $13.8 billion to resolve thousands of US state, local and tribal government lawsuits accusing the pharmacy chains of mishandling opioid painkillers. CVS said Wednesday it had agreed to pay about $5 billion over … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more