China is not out of bullets in the trade war yet, as the Communist nation continues to set its sights directly on the United States’ economy amid the ongoing dispute that has already proven disastrous. Chinese companies are now calling for a boycott of Apple products in the wake of the detention of a top Huawei executive.
Several organizations across China have issued notices urging their staff members to show their support for Huawei, and threatening punishment against anyone caught with Apple products. Some are even offering subsidies to buy Chinese smartphones. “The U.S. aims to contain China’s rise … I believe we Chinese people should stand united and support our national products,” the Nanchong Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai said in a statement this week, warning any members who bought Apple products would be “banned.”
According to CNN, the crisis all began after news emerged that Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder, was detained in Vancouver on December 1st. She could face extradition to the United States, provoking fury in Chinese state media. “To treat a Chinese citizen like a serious criminal, to roughly trample their basic human rights, and to dishonor their dignity, how is this the method of a civilized country? How can this not make people furious?” said an editorial in People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party.
Rana Mitter, director of the University China Center at Oxford University, told CNN the boycott of US goods was the start of a pattern seen frequently in China over the past three decades. But “these things don’t normally escalate to a larger level if there isn’t some level of official permission to go ahead, as with the Japan demonstrations back in 2012,” he said.
Shenzhen-based electronic parts supplier Menpad said Monday that it would give a 15% subsidy to any employees who bought phones from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. “The company will punish staff who buy Apple phones with a fine of 100% of market price,” the notice to all staff members said. “Stop purchasing US brands for company equipment like work computers.”
apple gets what they deserve, they make there phones in china now they don’t want them keep your over price phones, by moto or another brand
Spot on !!! Guess how many I phones I have !!! Apple deserves to take a hit; it has been pushing their over priced phones from China on US Consumers for a long time.
Bend over Tim Cook !!! You know the position !!! 🙂
Slavo said, “Several organizations across China have issued notices urging their staff members to show their support for Huawei, and threatening punishment against anyone caught with Apple products.”
Apple is made in China and used to promote Chinese talking points. I would frankly be surprised if the Chinese govt doesn’t own the blueprints.
Behind the scenes at Apple’s controversial China iPhone factory
Apple CEO Tim Cook Rejects Free Speech, Calls It ‘Sin’ Not to Ban Users
In the video she asks where does Tim Cook get off censoring people on his platforms. He does because corporations are able to do what ever they choose with their product. Same as Google or Facebook. Corporations are different when it comes to free speech. The right to free speech only applies when it comes to government interference with it. Not when corporations decide who has it or not.
It’s no different than when the administrator of this site bans comments from posters that continuously attack the juice.
JRS said, “It’s no different than when the administrator of this site bans comments from posters that continuously attack the juice.”
Authoritarians, telling the people they had d-mn well boycott a too-big-to-fail, or risk sanctions.
For me, it’s ironic of the state to harass it’s own business interests.
Apple is being used by Partisans, to promote the Party line; independents are unwelcome, if you want to apply the rules, consistently.
Media harassment and demoralization of Americana is coming from embedded Communists, or scions of BRICS.
Oh well. The whole system is going to crash anyway one day. Does it really matter how? I think not.
Ah heck, c’mon China… you’ve got almost 1.4 billion people. You won’t miss one little capitalist princess. Just dig around and grab another clone.
The US supplies ZTE “Obama phones” to Americans meeting low income requirements. Those are poor quality and weigh about a pound.
In other economic news, China & Germany are moving toward tariff changes to make FAIR TRADE possible with American car manufacturers. Don’t hold your breath waiting for CNN (Communist News Network) or MSLSD to report on this issue.
Stupor Schumer and Nazi Polowsy are trying to get in front of the blame game for their failure to provide the means for securing our borders. When the Fed. Govt. shutdown occurs, astute citizens know the DemonRat Party caused the problem.
The Chinese just caved on soybeans.