Well-known Chinese news site NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) recently reported that, after the major flood in the city of Zhengzhou (Henan Province), the situation at the Foxconn plants in Zhengzhou were seriously challenging. Zhengzhou has Foxconn’s largest industrial park in China and it is the world’s largest production base for Apple mobile phones. Foxconn Group has three plants in Zhengzhou, namely the Airport Plant, the Economic Development Zone Plant, and the Zhongmu Plant. The Zhongmu Plant, which is the closest to Zhengzhou City, was the most impacted. Starting July 20, the plant’s operations were suspended and some workers were trapped in the staff dormitory where the first floor was under water. The water supply and electricity were cut off, and people hadn’t eaten for nearly two days. On July 22, workers were rescued and transported to a safe location by forklift. The Economic Development Zone Plant was also shut down for one day. By the end of July 22, some workers had still not been accounted for. No one at the local company office or the local government office answered the calls from reporters.
Source: NetEase, July 22, 2021