When I visited Apple’s factory in China in late July, I heard no one talking.
The company didn’t have an official presence in China.
Instead, it was staffed by a small team of engineers and production managers.
The factory was a quiet affair, with a few employees standing by the conveyor belt, chatting, and occasionally making a few jokes.
I didn’t see a lot of the iPhones being made or even being used in production, and I wasn’t even aware that there was a factory at all.
After a few days, though, I noticed that the workers were moving more often.
They were wearing new suits, and they had a different haircut.
One of the workers, a middle-aged man in a gray T-shirt and blue jeans, walked over to me and shook my hand.
“I was at a factory a few months ago and I met a couple of people there,” he said.
“They made iPhones, so I wanted to say hello.”
He explained that his company, American Crafts, had just gotten a $3.5 million grant to build a factory there.
The grant would enable the factory to produce two million iPhones a year.
The work was done, and the factory was ready to begin producing iPhones.
I told the man that the company was the first to do this.
He said he had no idea how Apple had become so successful.
“It’s really crazy,” he admitted.
“When I was here, there were only three people working at the factory.
Now there are two.
But there’s no money coming in.”
In July, Apple said it had received a $2 billion investment from China’s State Council Investment Corp., the Chinese version of the U.S. government’s $1.4 trillion Export-Import Bank.
The government is helping to fund Apple’s business in China and hopes to eventually help the country produce 100 million iPhones.
The Chinese government has long been supportive of Chinese companies, and many Chinese officials have long expressed a preference for Chinese technology companies, which are seen as more secure and productive.
In recent years, Apple has been building factories in the U-S.
and Europe to supply iPhone components to China’s top tech companies, including Huawei, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, and Xiaomi.
In July 2017, Apple announced that it was expanding production of the iPhone 6 to the Chinese city of Tianjin, where it is currently assembling components for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 6.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple’s Chinese manufacturing is a major draw for Beijing.
The country has been a key player in the global smartphone boom.
Apple is now a big seller in the world’s second-largest smartphone market, accounting for almost 70 percent of the global market, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Apple also operates several other factories in China that produce products for Apple, including a new manufacturing plant in Shenzhen.
China also has become a major supplier of high-tech components for Apple’s iPhones.
Last year, for example, Apple opened an assembly plant in Hangzhou, China’s third-largest city, where the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were being produced.
The plant is one of the world.
China’s government has been cracking down on Apple for years, charging it with crimes ranging from stealing intellectual property to failing to adhere to strict labor standards.
In November, the government announced that Apple was in violation of several anti-monopoly laws, including for selling iPhone parts in China without Chinese government approval.
In June, the State Council issued a decree requiring Apple to register with the government and disclose the exact location of all factories where it makes iPhones and other devices.
The decree also ordered Apple to pay a $1 million fine to a local company that had been manufacturing iPhones in Shenzhou for the past decade.
A month later, Apple released its first earnings report since the State Commission’s order.
The report showed that Apple had added more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs in China, a rise of over 5,000 in the past year.
Apple said that its revenue had grown from $2.2 billion in 2016 to $3 billion in 2021, with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization increasing by $500 million.
The number of employees at Apple’s Shenzhen factory rose from approximately 100 to more than 400, including 20 employees who had moved out of the factory during the past two years.
The announcement that Apple would be investing in China comes as the country has become increasingly hostile to U.K.-based Apple.
In February, Britain’s government warned that the U