Foxconn Keeps Chinese Factories Running Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Taiwan-based Apple supplier Foxconn said on Wednesday that two of its facilities in China have resumed limited operations under a “closed-loop” management system, which essentially means the employees are quarantined on the premises while the surrounding Chinese city of Shenzhen is subjected to a coronavirus lockdown.

An aerial view shows the construction site for COVID-19 isolation facilities and a temporary bridge linked between China's Shenzhen and Hong Kong's Lok Ma Chau, Friday, March 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China Attacks Ricky Gervais for ‘Sweatshop’ Accusations

China’s state-run Global Times took great exception to Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais’ slam at the Apple corporation for using “sweatshops in China,” publishing an editorial response on Monday that criticized Westerners for “refusing to work hard and pinning their hopes on public welfare.”

In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)

AP: Trump to Announce Foxconn Plant in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to announce Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin, according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press.