In China, workers at iPhone's largest factory, Foxconn, protested the government's 'zero-COVID' policy that has led to a surge in quarantine restrictions amidst a rise in infections. Workers have expressed frustrations with these restrictions as it has resulted in "closed loop management" practices that force them to live at the factory without contact with their families or friends. Furthermore, Foxconn recently turned back on its pay raise offer used to recruit new workers, which has also contributed to the protest. Protesting workers were met with police presence and violence, reflecting the high tensions in China surrounding COVID cases and people's economic livelihoods.
See Joe McDonald and Zen Soo, Associated Press, PBS News Hour, November 23, 2022