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China power outages spur new wave of supply chain shifts

Apple suppliers and others look overseas to reduce risks of 'overcentralization'

Uncertainty over energy supplies in China is causing tech manufacturers to revisit their plans for production diversification. (Source photo by Reuters)

TAIPEI -- Widespread power outages in China are reigniting a push by tech manufacturers to shift production away from Asia's biggest economy, with suppliers to Apple, Amazon and others scrambling to keep production on track ahead of the busy holiday season.

At a midsize electronics accessories maker in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, power outages have become the new normal.

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