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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Comment by Tractor
by Tractor on Mon 1st Apr 2013 17:29 UTC
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A full-fledged attack directed by a powerful government against a foreign company interest is nothing to smear at.

And no, i have never seen anything equivalent in my country and the West in general which comes even close to it.

Sometimes, there's an attempt to blur the boundaries between highly different scales :
you can find some general crap about "China's products are bad", you can find people and private companies starting a smear campaign against a Chinese competitor (Huawei being a typical target),

but you can't find a government-controlled highly accurate smear campaign using state-controlled media at full scale.

If you compare the two and pretend they are equivalent, then you lost your ability to compare. Take into consideration the scale.

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