Forbes contributor Gordon G. Chang makes a strong case that China has a beef with Apple in Did China Just Declare War On Apple? Sure Looks Like It.
The truth is that Beijing, despite its trade obligations, will do its best to cripple foreign companies. Its tactics can be subtle or vicious as the occasion dictates. Its attacks may not work, but it is nonetheless predatory in intent.
It looks like China’s one-party state has just declared war on Apple. Its first attack failed. It will not give up.
Hours later Haydn Shaughnessy responds with China Did Not Just Declare War On Apple.
It is not just China in the dock. But China has also declared that Google is too strong and implied that China wants self-sufficiency in smartphones, right down to the operating system.
The Chinese have let it be known that Google, with Android is far to powerful, and that they want a smartphone operating system of their own. It is clear that one way or another they are going to level this playing field.
So, China is declaring war on everyone that’s not China. How quaint. Where will paranoid Apple take their manufacturing requirements? Maybe it’s a good thing that Apple has $140-billion sitting around.