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Hon Hai expects normal China operations by end-March

iPhone maker's factories are now operating at about 50% of seasonal capacity but that should ramp up soon

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As China's largest private employer and a key partner to many top consumer brands, Hon Hai has become a symbol of how the virus outbreak could disrupt the global supply of made-in-China electronics.

Taipei

HON Hai Precision Industry Co, Apple Inc's most important manufacturing partner, expects its Chinese plants to begin operating normally by the end of March after resolving severe labour shortages brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Taiwanese company, which assembles...

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