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: Eh ...
by kaiwai on Mon 1st Apr 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "Eh ..."
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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?

Who's throwing a hissy fit? Plenty of folks in the west bash Apple on a regular basis, so it's about time the Chinese join the fun ;)


I also think that the article under-appreciates just how sceptical the local Chinese audience is of what their government outlets say - having been fed a steady diet of bullshit for 50+ years it takes a lot for most Chinese people I know to trust their government. End of the day China is just playing the economic nationalism card - they need to boost local consumption as to move away from an export dependent economy but god forbid the idea of the masses choosing an Apple device over ZTE or Huawei or a GE or Maytag washing machine over purchasing a local brand like Haier.

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