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[2]: Comment by Tractor
by zima on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tractor"
zima
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2005-07-06

The US government deliberately tried to destroy the Japanese PC industry in the 80s and 90s via sanctions and diplomatic threats.

And largely succeeded, it seems: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRON_project#History
(relevant external links work via archive.org, also interesting is http://tronweb.super-nova.co.jp/btron.html )

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