If 4,000 people go on strike at an iPhone factory in China, will anybody know it? That’s the question at the heart of an ongoing puzzle over whether, in fact, iPhone 5 production was shut down by a labor action in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Friday.
Suicides among Chinese factory workers more than doubled in the industrial south, where Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Group is trying to stem a series of deaths among its employees, according to a survey by a labor group.
A U.S. corn cargo held in a Chinese warehouse since September for failing to meet local regulations on gene-altered grain will be shipped out by the yearend, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Corn crops in the top-producing regions of China, the world’s second-largest consumer, are in better condition than last month as warm, sunny weather reduced stress caused by rain and cold temperatures, a survey showed.