Apple risks getting caught in Taiwan tensions with iPhone supplier investigations

Apple risks getting caught in Taiwan tensions with iPhone supplier investigations

For decades, Apple has faced a series of growing challenges in China, from fake stores and factory protests to tightening censorship and app rules. Now the iPhone maker risks finding itself drawn into the most volatile issue in U.S.-China relations: the future of Taiwan.

On Sunday, the Taiwanese subcontractor Foxconn Technology, one of Apple’s largest suppliers, said it was cooperating with Chinese authorities after state media reported that China had opened tax and land use investigations against the company . Investigations come as billionaire Foxconn founder Terry Gou continues his candidacy for the presidency of Taiwan.

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