Fortune has published a letter from a reader, “Jake_in_Seoul,” an American expat based in South Korea:
Much has been written lately in the U.S. press about Apple and China, but from my perspective on the ground — as a long-time Apple investor who speaks fair Mandarin Chinese and has been in and out of China for business and personal reasons for the past 18 years — what I read is almost always incorrect. Sometimes egregiously so. Not necessarily in the facts, but in the context.
Here are three simple things the American press usually gets wrong about China and Apple:
1. There is not just one China.
2. Apple is not just an exclusive aspirational brand for the wealthy.
3. Apple benefits from the basic pro-American attitude of many individual Chinese.
Read the full letter here.