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.
China, the world’s second-largest corn producer, may have a smaller increase in its harvest than earlier estimated after a typhoon in August damaged fields in the northeast, according to a Bloomberg survey.
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.