If you're a device maker, a supplier to a device maker, or an investor, the world's largest market is probably a place where you want people looking for more use out of their devices, not less."
makes me wonder.Are you planning regime change in China?
If Yes,let me make one thing perfectly clear.The Chinese Communist Party is way more determined and entrenched in its ways than you and me can even imagine.
Its going to need extremely determined change coming in from Inside China to make a difference.Not a bunch of Western Corporations/NGOs or few freedom loving activists.
Unless the status quo breaks down and breaks down decisively(the Contract of Social Upliftment in return for compliance with the rules of the Communist party);I don't really see much point in anyone trying to talk about "Change" or "revolution" in China.
It just won't happen the way we expect it too,especially after the Revolutions all over Central Europe/Former Soviet Union;the Existing powers that be have become more and more careful about letting someone voice there opinions online.
Case in point-Following the High Speed Rail disaster in China,the media/independent writers were decisively muzzled and stopped from saying anything about the tragedy.
This pattern will continue unless the status quo breaks down decisively.
I can think of a reason why they aren't letting the people in China use it. It might have been a pact made with Apple Corporation ;) They don't want the counterfeit products out in the market. If they restrict use in China, then they are less likely to produce counterfeit products. Actually I am pretty surprised at how well Apple has hold up counterfeit products throughout the supply chain. We don't have to worry that the iphone or ipad that we bought may not be the real one. That's a reassurance
China must have a reason for doing this, its just that what they are trying to protect is what i dont understand and for they not to have bothered about the consequences of this action on their people and the ecomomy, they must then have a strong reason(S) doing that
Jaden, I agree with you because that tactic will not last long neither would it be able to stand the test of time. It is an indirect way of being a power breaker. If USA could move in to China to manufacture products and marketing that products in China is limited or prohibited, the marketiing strength of the USA companies will be seriously impacted, and in turn, China will increase her economic power because supply strength to the rest of the world will be strong. The more the demand they can meet the more financial boyancy the country will be. I believe deprivation of the Chinese from buying their products is not fair to humanity.
The question to be asked is APPLE going to be in trouble? The iphone isn't made in the USA, I have no idea what taxes Apple pay, but I do know there taxes should be based on the percentage of manufacturing and assembly thats done in the US and there should only be tax breaks on what is produced in the US not CHINA or Taiwan. If these rquirements are no met the US people should stop buying the iphone at $500 a pop. ( Bring jobs back to US and other free Counties).
If 450 million people can’t speak freely online in China, at what point does that lower some of those people's incentive to spend $500 on an iPhone? That's a key point to consider in a global economy. One of its components, of course, is also how much is $500 to an average person in China vs. how much it is to an average person elsewhere.
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