“Gordon Chang’s piece on China declaring war on Apple should alert us to the challenges of working in emerging markets,” Haydn Shaughnessy writes for Forbes. “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 idea that this is China’s war on Apple is too simplistic, however,” Shaughnessy writes. “Apple has increased sales substantially in China in the past 12 months.”
Shaughnessy writes, “This is really about strategic technology and modern protectionism… The Chinese have let it be known that Google, with Android is far to [sic] 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.”
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