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Report: Apple advances plans to diversify supply chain outside of China

The Wall Street Journal this weekend reported that Apple has recently ‘accelerated’ plans to expand production outside of China. Primary iPhone assembly facilities have been repeatedly disrupted by China’s strict COVID-19 policy, coming to a fore most notably in November with mass worker protests. The report says the main locations…
bubmag
December 3, 2022
Vietnam

Vietnamese President to Visit Seoul

Nguyen Xuan Phuc /Reuters-Yonhap Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays a state visit to Korea on Dec. 4-6, according to the presidential office on Thursday.  Phuc is the first foreign leader to come on a proper state visit with bells and whistles since President Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated. "Vietnam is…
bubmag
December 2, 2022
Vietnam

Vietnamese Tesla Rival Sets Sail for the U.S. Market

Brace yourself, America; VinFast is on the way. The Vietnam-based electric vehicle maker is taking the slow boat to California as it sends its first batch of 999 VF 8s, the company's 5-seater electric SUV, to America aboard the Silver Queen, a Panamanian charter ship. The Silver Queen is expected to…
bubmag
November 30, 2022
Vietnam

China, Vietnam wrap up 33rd joint patrol in Beibu Gulf

Chinese service members involved in the China-Vietnam joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf wave goodbye to their Vietnamese counterparts on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Ni Zichun) BEIJING, Nov. 29 -- The 33rd joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf conducted by China and Vietnam wrapped up successfully on November 25.…
bubmag
November 29, 2022
Vietnam

What closer trade ties with Vietnam mean for New Zealand

A trip to Vietnam earlier this month, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, solidified a growing trade relationship with one of Asia's fastest growing economies. Following a dinner hosted by the Vietnamese government, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh escorted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern through gardens where they picked pomelo,…
bubmag
November 27, 2022
Vietnam

VinFast ships first EVs to the U.S.

HAI PHONG, Vietnam – Vietnamese EV maker VinFast said on Friday it had shipped its first batch of 999 cars to the United States, capping a five-year bid to develop an auto production hub in the Southeast Asian country for North American and European markets. The first cars are expected…
bubmag
November 26, 2022