Re: Tough for the CEO
He'll probably get an increased bonus for fixing the problems he created.
342 posts • joined 8 Oct 2014
"Taiwan's Parliament, the Executive Yuan, yesterday revealed draft amendments to national security laws aimed at deterring and punishing Chinese economic espionage efforts......."
Yeah, that'll stop them (not). China doesn't give two-hoots about any laws that aren't Chinese laws, and will continue to ignore them.
Exactly this ^^^^^^^^.
It's time we played the same way as China does: no purchasing of Western companies, land, or indeed anything. When we can purchase Chinese assets without conditions, then maybe we can reconsider. We've let the Chinese purchase Volvo, MG, Fisher and Paykel to name only three of our best companies. Together, they have many decades of R&D, which is now in the hands of the Chinese for what amounts to crumbs.
"Today's announcement also means that chargers would no longer be sold with gadgets and gizmos."
I don't suppose the retail cost of the devices "sans charger" will be reduced by the retail cost of the charger that used to be included? Didn't think so.
(I specify "retail cost" because the "actual cost" is around 20 cents per charger).
Whilst it absolutely hurts me to say something positive about the Chinese government, I actually think this is a good idea. The West should implement it, too, and also include social media in the ban. And let's ban social media until age 25, then at least some of those "influencers" might be mature enough to realise how stupid they look and sound.
It's almost impossible to buy something that is not made in China these days. However, cars are not one of them as there are plenty of better manufacturers. Chinese-made cars are the absolute worst cars on the market, and anyone outside of China considering buying one of them, well, just don't. And since they bought Volvo cars and MG, stay away from them, too. We're all giving China too much of our money, so they can build up their armed forces to use against us. At least with cars (automobiles to some) we have a choice, and it's not that difficult since they're all crap anyway.
To the ignorant, bigoted poster gandalfcn:
Your posts have commonality:
Throwing insults at anyone who dares to disagree with you
Complete hate for the West
Support for China
Boring and repetitive political crap
Not sure why you read/post on a tech website as none of your posts are tech-related. I'm sure there are more suitable political websites for you to frequent.
Seriously? There is no way we should be selling anything like this to the Chinese government (yes, it IS the Chinese government as it controls ALL Chinese companies). The West needs to be much more selective of what it allows China to buy. Want to buy a Chinese company? Bad luck, it will never be allowed.
Does AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM have any such data centres in China? Just wondering, because if China doesn't allow them, or makes undue conditions on them, such as insisting on a Chinese company as a partner, why the hell are we allowing Chinese companies to build them in the West?
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