Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

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in iPhone edited May 22
A Chinese diplomat, normally a vocal backer of government policies, was recently caught using Twitter for iPhone to defend Huawei and attack Apple and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Zhao Lijian tweet


"It has just been revealed why @realDonaldTrump hated a private company from China so much that that it went so far by announcing a national emergency," wrote China's deputy chief of mission in Islamabad Zhao Lijian, quoted by Bloomberg. "Look at the logo of Huawei. It has cut APPLE into pieces..."

The original version of the post, tagged "Twitter for iPhone," appears to have disappeared in favor of a repost.

Zhao Lijian tweet


Last week the Trump administration leveled a dual blow against Huawei, blocking it from acquiring American technology while simultaneously preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment. That immediately jeopardized its status as a smartphone giant, since several of its suppliers are American and Google decided to suspend the company's Android license.

On Monday, though, the U.S. government eased off on restrictions, allowing Huawei to temporarily buy American goods for the sake of maintaining networks and pushing out updates for its smartphone lineup. Ultimately both Huawei and U.S. telcos may have to turn to other partners.

Both the previous and current administration have issued escalating sales bans, over concerns that Huawei's ties to the Chinese government could potentially lead to backdoors into U.S. networks, and has pressured allies to adopt a similar position. China, meanwhile, has accused the White House of using security concerns as a way of suppressing one of the country's biggest businesses amid an ongoing trade war.

One of the potential beneficiaries of the Huawei restrictions is Apple. Huawei dominates the Chinese smartphone market, while Apple's iPhone has struggled there in the face of cheaper local brands.

Indeed the Huawei debacle has fueled a "Boycott Apple" movement, to the point that some Chinese companies are reportedly threatening to fire workers with iPhones, though offering subsidies to switch to Huawei.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 1,968member
    Attacking on Apple and Trump(America) is no good irrespective of from iPhone. It's like attacking Russians using AK47. Chinese can't be trusted.
    AppleExposed
  • Reply 2 of 9
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 7,961member
    Bahaha, these guys...Even Chinese critics rather use the real thing over their own chinese knockoffs. 
    edited May 22 racerhomie3tmayjbdragonAppleExposedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 9
    jbdragonjbdragon Posts: 2,134member
    You'll notice that Trump didn't BAN ZTE, or any other China made phones. This is just against Huawei. While we haven't seen any proof for the reasons of the ban, there can be good reasons for that. The IP theft alone is a good enough reason to ban them even though that wasn't the reason. I do always find it funny when there's another Anti-iPhone twitter post being done on a iPhone. How dumb are all these people that they keep on doing it?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 9
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,634administrator
    jbdragon said:
    You'll notice that Trump didn't BAN ZTE, or any other China made phones. This is just against Huawei. While we haven't seen any proof for the reasons of the ban, there can be good reasons for that. The IP theft alone is a good enough reason to ban them even though that wasn't the reason. I do always find it funny when there's another Anti-iPhone twitter post being done on a iPhone. How dumb are all these people that they keep on doing it?
    ZTE is still dealing with a seven year components ban from 2018. You're correct that the ban isn't as far-reaching as Huawei, though.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 9
    acejax805acejax805 Posts: 74member
    First off, Huawei is a not a private company. China is communist, they do not believe in private companies. Huawei is a state-owned company, just like this stooge and the newspaper/organization he works for. Second, just another example why this entire thing is kabuki theater.
    AppleExposedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 9
    frantisekfrantisek Posts: 476member
    Looooool Everyone wants safe phone!
    AppleExposedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 9
    silvergold84silvergold84 Posts: 70unconfirmed, member
    He use the best : iPhone. 
    AppleExposedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 9
    linkmanlinkman Posts: 916member
    Zhao Lijian, join Oprah Winfrey, Samsung, Ksenia Sobchak, Gal Gadot, and two Huawei employees in the embarrassment of using the better device.

    https://macdailynews.com/2019/01/04/huawei-wishes-followers-happy-2019-in-a-tweet-sent-from-a-real-apple-iphone/
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 9
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 716member
    Does China allow US tech in its own infrastructure? Sincere question. Why does nobody ask this?
    watto_cobra
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