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There's a pattern here: China's "State Administration for Industry and Commerce" has mentioned Apple (AAPL -2.1%) in a notice urging authorities to protect consumer rights. The notice comes shortly after a front-page column in a state-owned newspaper and an "investigative special" from a state-owned TV channel took shots at Apple.
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  • goofydon
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    And Apple can't seem to get into an agreement with state owned China Mobile - what a surprise!!!
    28 Mar 2013, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • petten
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    What are you implying?

     

    The Chinese government is out to get Apple?
    28 Mar 2013, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • afterallthat
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    I think if the Chinese government is not out to get Apple, they certainly want the Apple negotiators to squirm a lot.
    28 Mar 2013, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • Jack Baker
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    Um......yes! LOL, have you been alive for the past week. They have been telling celebrities what and when to post negative smears on Sina.
    28 Mar 2013, 11:49 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Consumer rights!!!

     

    Save us from GOME and Haier.

     

    I've gotten dupped by them simultaneously. Never bought that high end Cn smart phone though ...
    28 Mar 2013, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • Amran Asadi
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    revenge for blocking Huawei in the U.S. maybe?
    28 Mar 2013, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • rickraphael
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    On traget. This is about US - Chinese relations, not Apple's business in China.
    28 Mar 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Who knows about Huawei in the USA, while Apple products are sought over in Cn.

     

    Something stupid, calculated incorrectly by the Cn govt.

     

    Chalk that once, as opposed to the constant errs of the American govt.
    28 Mar 2013, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • rickraphael
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    If you haven't already, read this Bloomberg article on Chinese spy culture. Apple needs out of China fast before a big trade war starts:

     

    http://bloom.bg/10i6KGA
    28 Mar 2013, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • kiddingyou
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    Apparently someone cares about Huawei here. And it doesn't matter whether you knew it or not.
    1 Apr 2013, 08:31 AM Reply Like
  • bobcantrell
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    It's amazing that the worlds economic guru's are trying to destroy the effectiveness of the giant Apple. Technological dominance will ultilmately prevail as soon as the media and analysis who make their living on HYPE decide they have missed the boat. Investors stay on board, the new evolution of inovation, technology will soon be released on the Apple surprise and you will see rapid incline in price and world dominance.
    28 Mar 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • bobcantrell
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    I am a 69 year old senior investor who has studied the market with measurable success for 35 years and have gotten on board of many of our major growth companies that have skyrocked and I believe the recent decline in Apple has been infected by Wall Street Analysis who have had mediacor results in their call's. Cash is King in any market and no one can refute the cash position of a company who consistently brings new product and inovation to the market as we have watched Apple do over and over. The trend will continue.
    28 Mar 2013, 05:37 PM Reply Like
  • Brett22
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    Reportedly, China Mobile wanted a piece of Apple's app store revenues to make a deal happen and Apple said no to this unreasonable request. So, sounds like the government has taken to various underhanded tactics to try and damage Apple. Since Apple indirectly employs MANY Chinese at the Foxconn factories in China, it would be nice if Apple could move production to other countries and give the Chinese the middle finger on the way out of the country.

     

    This type of stuff, along with fabricated economic data, is a reason why I will never invest in Chinese companies or international ETFs/Funds that have Chinese exposure.
    28 Mar 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • oldidiot
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    "...the government has taken to various underhanded tactics to try and damage Apple."

     

    I think the word you're looking for here is "coerce".
    29 Mar 2013, 05:41 AM Reply Like
  • tsabar
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    A country that does not protect human rights, is fighting for consumer rights. Only in China! Apple should move manufacturing out of China. Now.
    29 Mar 2013, 02:03 AM Reply Like
  • Brett22
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    Agreed, get ALL manufacturing out of China. Imagine if the current administration could work out a special deal with Apple and other large employers whereby they could repatriate cash without tax, get special tax breaks to build manufacturing in the US and then the manufacturers would agree to move good paying jobs to the US. Would be a huge marketing push for Apple, generate good jobs here and stick it to China. This would take some effort and thought to get all the details right but the benefits to the US would be significant while hurting the Chinese.
    29 Mar 2013, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • flumeride
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    China doesn't want any company with "rock star" status to get a foot hold in China unless the company is a Chinese company. Cisco was not, so they allow stealing of intellectual property for Huawei to compete. Google isn't Chinese and won't kiss up, so they create Baidu and favor it over Google. They let in Walmart, but only after Walmart dumps American suppliers in favor of Chinese suppliers.
    29 Mar 2013, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Walmart sucks! It might not suck as bad as some retailers but it sucks.

     

    Carrefour is my choice for big box retailing in Cn and Costco, Walgreens, Trader Joes, farmer's market, etc. ... in the USA.

     

    Walmart doesn't get it to make it a shopping experience with many services or higher end shopping (gate to shopping mall).
    29 Mar 2013, 07:01 PM Reply Like
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