Guangzhou, China — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn said Wednesday that its Zhengzhou factory, known as the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant, was unaffected by the city’s floods.
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Zhengzhou, Henan Province, central China was hit by torrential rain. Officials said Tuesday rains were an hour more than the average month.
Zhengzhou, an important industrial center, has a major factory operated by Hong Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn. This is Apple’s largest iPhone assembly plant in the world. Foxconn said the project was unaffected by the flood.
The result was heavy floods in cities with more than 10 million people. More than 100,000 people have been moved to safe places, at least 25 have died, and seven are missing, state media reports.
Foxconn told CNBC that it “activated an emergency response plan for flood control measures at the site.”
“We can see that there has been no direct impact on the facilities at the location so far. We will closely monitor the situation and provide up-to-date information as needed,” a spokeswoman for the company added.
Apple did not respond to requests for comment.
However, CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo, a service like Twitter in China. “Our idea lies in everyone affected by the floods throughout Henan and the first responders to help people’s safety,” Cook said, Apple to support relief efforts. He added that he plans to donate.
Several other tech companies, including Tencent, Alibaba, and TikTok owner ByteDance, have also promised donations. China’s tech giant is currently under close scrutiny by national regulators. “Very strict”
According to the Xinhua News Agency announced comment, Xi Jinping Jintao of China called it “very serious” the flood. Unidentified videos on Chinese social media such as Weibo showed that people trapped in trains in the Zhengzhou subway system were submerged to their chests.
Other images show a car floating on a flooded street. Police officers will evacuate traffic on July 20, 2021 in a flood near Zhengzhou Station in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China.
Zhu Zhe | Visual China Group | Getty Images Zhengzhou’s subway network has been suspended while hundreds of flights have been canceled. The army was called in to support rescue operations.