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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tylerdurden Member since:

Not that I disagree with the sentiment in your post. But you should be careful with assuming that you know what a Chinese citizen you have never met/interacted with directly, for example, cares about or thinks like.

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Soulbender Member since:

I've lived in Asia for more than 10 years and I wasn't necessarily talking about people in China.

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kristoph Member since:

I think that you have probably not spent a great deal of time in China.

It is the native Chinese who tend to act like 'gods', routinely denigrate underlings, and favor incredibly ostentatious displays of wealth.

Most foreigners in China act pretty much like they act in any other city, which is to say they don't denigrate people and don't go out of their way to display their wealth.

( Note that I am by no means suggesting all wealthy, or even most, Chinese are like this. However, there is certainly more wealthy Chinese then there is wealthy foreigners behaving 'badly' in China. )

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Soulbender Member since:

think that you have probably not spent a great deal of time in China.

You do know that Asia is bigger then China, right? The OP was talking about the region (as well as Africa and South America) and not China.

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