Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Mar 2013 19:58 UTC
In the News "Not only has China's Central TV been running regular follow ups to its March 15 expose on Apple's iPhone repair policies, but on Thursday People's Daily - the Communist Party's official propaganda organ - attacked the company for the fourth day in a row, devoting half a page to negative articles." This isn't rocket science. The west treats Chinese technology companies like crap, so they treat western companies like crap. How exactly does this surprise anyone? And why is it okay for our governments to engage in political games to smear foreign companies, but we throw a hissy fit when a foreign nation engages in the same political games to smear western companies? It sucks for Apple to be the target right now, but had this occurred a decade ago, it would have been Microsoft.
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RE: No morals by anyone here
by Soulbender on Mon 1st Apr 2013 01:16 UTC in reply to "No morals by anyone here"
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The western countries bring in the capital, machinery and know how. These governments then put pressure at any chance they can to get more taxes or special concessions.

I like how you make it sound like these western countries are some kind of knights in shining armour.
Quite often though, it's more about exploiting the cheap local labour and draining the local natural resources without giving much, if anything at all, back.
The fact is that a lot of folks in these regions are fed up with the hilariously overpaid westerners with cushion jobs that acts like they're Gods gift to mankind (or at least mankind in those parts), living a life in luxury that they could never have managed to achieve in their own home countries.
We've had this coming for a long fscking time and rightly so.

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