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How about forcing Google to integrate my search algorithm in its search engine as an option; or maybe force Microsoft to integrate my writing processor in its Office suite; how about forcing Amazon to [also] use my servers as cloud hosting and last but not least, how about forcing Spotify to push my ads to their customers?
This is getting ridiculous; Apple ecosystem and products are not mandatory, are not essential to human social, political and personal activities (everyone can very much use a Nokia 3310 phone to communicate and a laptop with Linux to access banking apps, government sites, electronically sign documents, read the news, watch TV or a Samsung, Motorola, Huawei etc device) and Apple only has a small portion of the total market.
Just make something better and I am the first to use it (because why not use something better?)
blastdoor said:NotSoMuch said:waveparticle said:blastdoor said:lkrupp said:How can Foxconn do that without Xi Jinping’s and the CCP’s permission?
Just like Apple is both a Californian and a US company.
Taiwan was never separated from China, it was just a place where the losing party was allowed to settle, having some autonomy but inside the Chinese state.
Not all have the capability to undestand fact and have studied history with more than a ChatGPT search.
Taiwan have democracy and China is a totalitarian state ruled by the CCP with the almighty Xi "The Poo Bear" holding on to the power.
Fun thing the Chinese actually believe that Taiwan is the biggest island in China. -fascinating how well indoctrination and censorship works.
Taiwan used to be one of the dictatorships of the world (its first president served 5 terms, the country was ruled by martial law for ~40 years, the first popular vote was held in 1988); looking at its political system today, we can say it is a democracy, but it's far from being a working democracy.
China has elections - their president is elected by electors (does that ring any bell?). What makes you think your system is better than China's system for the Chinese people? "Democracy" is the power of the people and it's just as democratically for the people to give the powers to a group of people called party as to give the power to a group of people called parliament.
US and every single country on earth recognise Taiwan as a part of China, UN in its treaties recognises Taiwan as a province of China so what exactly are you talking about?!
PS: only illiterate people use CCP to designate the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Twenty years ago I was hopeful that China would lead the world forward with a better approach to democracy. The world needs such a thing, as many existing democracies have structural problems and are being subverted. Unfortunately, Xi went in the opposite direction.Now we must look elsewhere for innovations in democracy.
Why would the "world" care that China is a (western) democracy? The Middle East would hate that, so would Africa and a lot of Asian states; why would you think 700 mil people should have the right to tell 3-4 billion how to govern themselves?! I have never heard of China attacking either US or Europe, so why would anyone meddle with how Chinese people choose to rule their society?
I would never be comfortable in a country where the freedom of speach (which I consider at least just as important as the right to live) is tempered with, but I will never try to impose my principles to anyone else; I will live by them, I can teach them, explain why they are better (and what are their flaws), but I will never try to impose them.
So, as long as the world agrees that Taiwan is a province of China, the only thing to say is that every single Taiwan based company is a Chinese company.