Anonymous, 14 Jan 2018Social Security?Maybe more like, Anti Social Securities.
there are certain sectors chinese government back, one of which is smartphones and the other is telecom. They are both related to collecting data, Huawei is big in telecom not because of advanced tech but because of its ridiculous cheap price and that's only possible with government back up. Same can be said for other smartphones like oneplus, it makes very little money but still manage to sustain..that's because of same reason. But the question is WHY? why does CCP back them up? for what? it's not worth taking a risk
US Government is serious about national security.
They put Iranians under tough sanctions as they figured out some violent Iranian kids, during GTA San Andreas to GTAV era of the US history, killed at least 1 million US citizens by gunmen in the franchise. May God bless those poor US digital citizen.
In GTAV alone, there are Three violent criminals which based on their society class, they use iPhone, Galaxy, and Lumia smartphones. So, they are smart too.
Seriously, I still can not understand why politicians fight with each other and the effect of their fight points to typical citizen of both countries.
Instead of ban, they can control resources from production line to public, in order not to produce spyware. Then, no body would concern security issues.
ZTE was banned for ZTE-Iran transaction.
Us technologies are everywhere in Iran, Apple products are in Iran as soon as the company introduce them. When European beg for Note5, Iran had the colorful line of Galaxy series. Prior to Note8, the most popular Galaxy Phone was Snapdragon powered Note 4.
They say Iran imports illegally, but to what extend?
Simply, US Agencies hate others to be powerful economically. So, they do not let them to be powerful, at least in their domestic view, and it is not bad at all.
AnonD-580901, 14 Jan 2018China add extra USA tax for Apple 85% as counter measures China already has insane taxes for imported products including phones, that's why imported products cost way more here than in neighboring countries fueling an entire industry of contraband trafficking and daigou (people living outside of China and making a living simply offering to ship to China anything from local stores from diapers to phones by private parcels thus evading taxes). Some stuff like cars cost 3 times more in China than in the US for example!
Also for those who don't know China has had Apple products (as well as other foreign brands) banned for government and officials' use long ago
How about adding tax to Apple since their products manufactured in China? Fair enough, right?
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2018Oh boy cant wait China to ban Apple and other US products/services/trade/production aswell.A misinformed US basher is misinformed. Chinese government has banned its officials' and agencies' use of Apple and other foreign brands phones long time ago and made them switch to Huawei products. A move widely supported by the general population by the way. Moreover, the Chinese government has had a long history of banning US products and replacing them with the domestic clones to better spy on their citizens: Google was blocked and replaced with Baidu which sends user data to CPC authorities, Facebook was banned and replaced with Renren, Wechat moments and other social network services which openly share all user data with CPC authorities, Uber was bullied out of the Chinese market in a Campaign of intimidation going as far as to utilize the police to raid their offices just to replace them with a Chinese clone Didi Dache which, you guessed it, sends user data to CPC authorities. Same goes for Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Line etc. They have all been long banned in China.
As for Apple, they are allowed to stay in exchange for Apple policing their Chinese App Store and deleting any deviant apps like VPNs and censoring stuff. Which, by the way, doesn't prevent them from being endlessly bashed by the government controlled media which is constantly trying to persuade them to switch to domestic brands.
So please, do some research next time before spewing nonsense.
ZolaIII, 14 Jan 2018It's not US anymore, now it's SS. Social Security?
This is not ban against China phone as a whole. The proposed ban applies only to Huawei and ZTE. Chinese company like XIAOMI, Oppo, Vivo are not affected. Will Chinese government ban import of Apple iPhone as a trade retaliation on this ban? I guess it is improbable. If this escalates to trade war between US and China, China will lose more than US.
This is more political than anything lololol. Will be fun to watch.
opt, 14 Jan 2018did you know almost products here on earth are made in China? so you think it will have a nega... moreChinese global Expo and US global Expo has only a Gap of 1%. (15% and 14% respectively for global trade.). So who is going to lose when the American companies are going to pull back from china? and ohh those numbers a factual you can look them up if you have to. Search for 2014 or 2015 global trade statistics. And chinas growth isn't the same as it was 3 years ago though still improving but not at the same pace and the US is catching up again in the sector though they are drowning in dept which is a problem.