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Cotton to iPhones: Xinjiang labor casts shadow over electronics

Former Apple supplier Ofilm sells Guangzhou factory to Wingtech for $375m

China's Ofilm had been a major supplier of smartphone camera modules to Apple. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

GUANGZHOU -- The first thing that stood out when arriving at the sprawling factory formerly owned by Ofilm Group, a Chinese supplier of Apple smartphone components accused of using Uyghurs as slave labor, was a new sign that bore the name, "Wingtech."

The Guangzhou plant located in the heart of China's Greater Bay Area was buzzing with 4,000 employees not that long ago. Now, a skeleton crew dots the massive grounds.

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