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Shipments to Pegatron's China factory disrupted after exec met Pelosi

Suppliers spooked as Beijing wields rule against 'Taiwan' label on goods

Taiwan's Pegatron is a key iPhone supplier with important facilities located in China.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Shipments to iPhone assembler Pegatron's factory in China were being held for scrutiny by Chinese customs officials a day after the company's senior executive met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taipei during a visit that has drawn harsh condemnation from Beijing.

The shipments to Pegatron's Suzhou facility, which makes a wide range of products for American clients like Microsoft and Tesla, were being checked on Thursday to see if they violated a rule against cartons carrying the words "Taiwan" or "Republic of China" -- the island's formal name -- multiple sources familiar with the matter said.

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