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Companies in China hit by COVID-sparked production snarls

EV maker Nio, iPhone supplier Foxconn among those grappling with slowdowns

Two factories run by electric vehicle maker Nio halted operations over virus curbs. (File photo by Getty Images) 

SHANGHAI -- Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio on Wednesday added its name to an expanding list of companies hit by tighter COVID curbs as officials battle fresh outbreaks nationwide.

The automaker said it halted production at two plants in eastern Anhui province, citing "serious" production and parts delivery problems as Beijing's zero-COVID policies -- including mass lockdowns and testing -- dent its supply chains.

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