Subsidies are harder to get and Chinese labor is not tolerating the abuse that it once did.

It clearly saw a large market opportunity and a way to appease the Chinese government.

These robots cost less than $40,000 to purchase and as little as a dollar per hour to operate.

In 2015, the supply chain for Apple s products consisted of 198 global companies with 759 subsidiaries — so this is quite complex.

The largest proportion, 32.7 percent, were Japanese; 28.5 percent were American; 19.0 percent were Taiwanese; and 6.5 percent were European.

To put it simply, more than half of the components of Apple s products are imported into China and practically none of the important, core, technologies are made by Chinese companies.

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