Re: Upping your game
> It used to be, that if your competitors were making goods that offered better value for money to
> customers and consequently were outselling you, you would find ways to up your game and beat
> them with a better product.
First of all, that is a very romantic and rose-tinted view of the past.
It has rarely existed in such pure form, at least for a long term.
The problem is that Huawei and China have repeatedly been found to violate intellectual property rights. Not just on phones, but on anything they can get their hands on.
Huawei may just have been an especially egregious transgressor.
Phones are just the most profitable business.
Car manufacturers will be next to realize this.
It's more or less official policy of China to absorb as much IP as possible, at almost any cost.
The West has lamented this situation for a long time, but never did anything about it, except talk and get more promises from China that were never kept.
Now, Trump has at least created an incentive for China to keep those promises.
The only problem is that this ban should have happened ages ago, before the problem got so huge.
That there will be various repercussions from this on various levels is a different issue.