MacBook Pro plant workers riot over China COVID lockdown

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Workers at the Quanta factory in Shanghai have clashed with authorities over China's strict coronavirus measures, with hundreds of employees surging over barriers and shoving past security guards.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro
The 16-inch MacBook Pro


Quanta is one of the very many Apple suppliers to have been affected by the "zero-tolerance" COVID lockdowns imposed by Chinese authorities since early April. Most recently, the company's Shanghai plant had been reported to be slowly resuming production of the MacBook Pro, and other devices.

According to Bloomberg, tensions at the plant led to a riot once workers tried to return to their dormitories after their shifts on May 5, 2022. They pushed by barriers and also guards wearing white protective gear, who attempted to contain the workers.

A tweet by Radio Free Asia captured some of the rioting.



One worker reportedly told local media that workers are worried about the increased lockdown tightening because there are already positive COVID cases at the plant.

Separately, order times for many Apple devices, including the MacBook Pro, have lengthened considerably, as the supply chain is badly affected.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Dead_PoolDead_Pool Posts: 84member
    And so … can we look forward to shorter ship times now?
  • Reply 2 of 9
    darkvaderdarkvader Posts: 866member
    Dead_Pool said:
    And so … can we look forward to shorter ship times now?

    The workers are literally being treated like slaves, and THAT is what you're worried about?
    radarthekatajmaszoetmb
  • Reply 3 of 9
    bennettvistabennettvista Posts: 177member
    It’s amazing how ignorant people are about what is happening in the world. The “zero-covid” policy is a measure by China to enact economic sanctions by hiding behind a “health crisis”. They can control worldwide exports of products and cause economic catastrophe in other countries as they see fit by blaming the “virus”. Omicron variant is not severe so this reaction is absurd. We are 2 years into a ten year plan, fasten your seatbelts.
    chadbag
  • Reply 4 of 9
    waveparticlewaveparticle Posts: 879member
    It’s amazing how ignorant people are about what is happening in the world. The “zero-covid” policy is a measure by China to enact economic sanctions by hiding behind a “health crisis”. They can control worldwide exports of products and cause economic catastrophe in other countries as they see fit by blaming the “virus”. Omicron variant is not severe so this reaction is absurd. We are 2 years into a ten year plan, fasten your seatbelts.
    China won't allow millions of elderly to die of Covid infection. WHO said India hide its death toll by millions. 
  • Reply 5 of 9
    ravnorodomravnorodom Posts: 501member
    I didn't know MacBook Pro is made in China. I thought it's from Taiwan.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    mrleblancmrleblanc Posts: 6member
    I didn't know MacBook Pro is made in China. I thought it's from Taiwan.
    Foxconn is a Taiwan based company. But the factory are in China
    ravnorodom
  • Reply 7 of 9
    mrleblancmrleblanc Posts: 6member
    darkvader said:
    Dead_Pool said:
    And so … can we look forward to shorter ship times now?

    The workers are literally being treated like slaves, and THAT is what you're worried about?
    I mean, that's the CCP fault and not Quanta/Apple. If the plant completely shut down, the worker lose their income and will face different issue like rent/food.
    edited May 6 Cesar Battistini Maziero
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Cesar Battistini MazieroCesar Battistini Maziero Posts: 262unconfirmed, member
    They just want to work! The bills won’t stop coming. 

    These lockdowns cause a lot of other issues. 
    urahara
  • Reply 9 of 9
    longfanglongfang Posts: 289member
    It’s amazing how ignorant people are about what is happening in the world. The “zero-covid” policy is a measure by China to enact economic sanctions by hiding behind a “health crisis”. They can control worldwide exports of products and cause economic catastrophe in other countries as they see fit by blaming the “virus”. Omicron variant is not severe so this reaction is absurd. We are 2 years into a ten year plan, fasten your seatbelts.
    What’s a few thousand deaths as long as you get your new shiny toy on time eh?

    /s
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