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Apple supplier Foxconn offers $1,400 payouts after factory unrest

Taiwanese iPhone maker blames delay to worker bonuses on 'technical error'

Photos and videos posted online appeared to show employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, being beaten and detained amid protests over pay on Nov. 23.    © AP

HONG KONG -- Apple supplier Foxconn has responded to unrest at the world's biggest iPhone factory by offering some workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to leave the Zhengzhou plant, which is battling labor shortages amid a COVID-19 outbreak.

The offers to some recently recruited workers came as authorities in Zhengzhou prepared to impose a five-day lockdown of the city from the end of Thursday in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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