Huawei’s Retaliation: Massive Apple Boycott Sweeps China Amid U.S. Disputes

iDrop News | 12/28/2018 | Staff
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Tech-industry juggernauts Apple, Samsung and Huawei each have their own unique and strategic (yet often hilarious) way of taunting one another’s flagship devices. But amid recent events like the uncertain state of U.S. China Trade relations and arrest of the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, the riff between China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and U.S.-based Apple, Inc. has escalated far beyond their typical friendly-fire.

Some 20+ Chinese firms have already urged their employees to boycott Apple products and, in retaliation, encourage them to buy from Huawei instead.

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Most firms partaking of these anti-Apple boycotts are reportedly offering their employees up to a 20 percent subsidy off of the cost of a new Huawei smartphone — though some are giving new devices free of charge, too, according to Nikkei Asian Review. In addition to promoting the purchase of Huawei smartphones, nearly all of these nationally-known Chinese firms have announced plans to increase their purchases of other Huawei products including business management solutions and equipment.

According to Nikkei, several other Chinese firms not directly participating in the Apple products boycott have instead offered-up “pro-Huawei” incentives for their customers. A local brewer cited in Nikkei’s report is, for instance, offering both its employees and customers who present a Huawei products purchase receipt with free alcohol worth up-to 30 percent of their new device’s retail cost.

What’s interesting to see most of all, though, is that while most...
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