Linked by KLU9 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 09:22 UTC
Apple Every year on World Consumer Rights Day (March 15), government-controlled China Central Television (CCTV) broadcasts a special report (in Chinese) damning companies for abusing Chinese consumers. This year the targets included Apple. Apple was accused of giving Chinese consumers worse service than customers in other countries, specifically of giving them replacements that included cases from their old phone, while customers in the UK would get a 100% new product.
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Because the Chinese domestic software industry needs a lift? The government has been interested in transitioning from labor-intensive manufacturing based economy to a knowledge-based economy. Xiaomi is a good start, but much of the competition now happens at the software side of the equation. They had already missed the boat when it came to desktop software, and they aren't about to do it again when it comes to mobile computing.

Edited 2013-03-20 23:51 UTC

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