02 April 2013

China intentionally damaging Apple

The Apple-China story - so much for free trade - China should have never been allowed into the WTO:

Why Apple’s China Disaster Is Worse Than You Think | Cult of Mac" . . . There have been many theories published about why the Chinese government is attacking Apple. My own theory is that abusing and suppressing Apple solves many problems by the Chinese government. For starters, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE are on the rise in a major way internationally, as well as inside China. Both these companies are closely aligned with the Chinese government. By knocking down Apple, the Chinese government makes life easier for domestic rivals. Second, Apple is revered in China by many fans. The Chinese government has historically attacked foreign influences when they got too popular in China. Third, the Chinese government has no doubt been looking for a way to retaliate against the US government, which banned the purchase of Huawei and ZTE networking equipment, citing close ties to the Chinese government and military and a threat of espionage through that equipment. Targeting Apple both hurts America and also helps the very companies that were harmed by the Congressional mandate. Whatever the reason, it has become clear that the Chinese government intends to hurt Apple’s business in China. They certainly have the power to do it. And that changes everything for Apple’s longterm future. . . . " Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/221696/why-apples-china-disaster-is-worse-than-you-think/#gJWJKZzRlWI5JDSX.99

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Wall Street Journal

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