Apple has reportedly warned suppliers about a further act of Chinese revenge for this week's controversial visit to Taiwan by the speaker for the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. China's response may disrupt shipping of iPhones and/or their components. China has expressed its extreme displeasure at the visit, applying a whole raft of measures – ranging from imposing sanctions on Pelosi and her family, to live-fire military exercises within Taiwan's waters. Now a further measure of revenge has been revealed which is reportedly disrupting iPhone production … Background We reported earlier this week that Pelosi had met with Apple chipmaker TSMC during her visit, and it later emerged that she also met with iPhone assembler Pegatron. Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was intended to show US support for Taiwan at a time when there are increasing concerns about a possible invasion by China . It was designed to signal to Beijing that the US is serious in its legal commitment to help Taiwan defend itself against any military attack by China. However, many have expressed concern that the visit was more likely to provoke China than to deter it, and it's become increasingly clear that this is indeed the case… Read full this story
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