back to article US-China trade war worse for tech business than COVID-19, says VMware's Asia boss

The US-China trade war has made more trouble for VMware's business in Asia than the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Duncan Hewett, Virtzilla's senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). Speaking to The Register as part of this year's virtual VMworld, Hewett said the trade war has caused "some …

  1. gerdesj Silver badge

    Perspective

    "The US-China trade war has made more trouble for VMware’s business in Asia than the COVID-19 virus pandemic"

    Always good to look out for a silver lining. The thing is, this trade "war" might eventually deprive you of your livelihood but it does not generally kill outright.

    1. Steve Lloyd

      Re: Perspective

      True, but the way things are going it could end up in a real war involving Taiwan.

    2. jason_derp Silver badge

      Re: Perspective

      "...this trade "war" might eventually deprive you of your livelihood but it does not generally kill outright."

      My understanding of the US was that poverty was a death sentence paid in installments anyways, so maybe not too different on their side.

      1. Cliffwilliams44 Bronze badge

        Re: Perspective

        Poverty? In the US we are a country with FAT poor people who die of diabetes, smoke them selves to death at $70 a carton, pretty much fund all of the state lotteries, With all the programs and benefits given to the poor in the US if your children are hungry it is your fault not the countries.

  2. jason_derp Silver badge
    Angel

    The Upsides

    So, this is a bit selfish, but in Canada I've noticed that since the trade war has begun, shipping time from China has dropped drastically. Like, two weeks with free shipping sometimes to the middle of nowhere Canada.

  3. Gene Jones

    Not to worry. A Biden win...

    ...would have Hunter fixing things up, with a nice side profit for himself naturally.

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