To address its own and country biggest weakness, Huawei must advance its chip manufacturing.

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  1. zealotaiur485
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    An alternative open source appstore like this?:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptoide

    I checked their website and they have common google apps on there:

    https://en.aptoide.com/search?query=youtube
    https://en.aptoide.com/search?query=gmail
    https://en.aptoide.com/search?query=twitter

    This would be a good stop-gap until Huawei creates their own appstore.
     
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    Trump is teaching China a massive lesson. China now has no choice but to dive in head first in developing it's own tech. Thankfully China isn't Iran. It has $3 trillion in forex reserves and a huge number of resources to do it, although it will be very challenging. The leaders need to prepare the country for a war footing. Pretty much tech development will be akin to building weapons in a hot war.
     
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    If China wants to fight back, it should take out the Iphone's license for Chinese apps. It'll destroy Iphone's Chinese business right away and significantly reduce most of it's Asian business.
     
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    That would be screwing Chinese consumers who bought iPhones. While one could argue (and I do) that they deserve it for buying an iPhone, there's a better way to go about it: halt further production of iPhones. Pull the license for future production of iPhones. That won't just hit Apple in China, that would hit Apple period and inflict a wound at least as grave as what Huawei received.
     
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    That would push more of the supply chain out of China, and alarm other manufacturers in China. Just revoking Iphone access to Chinese apps will essentially crash their sales in China, which is one of their hugest markets.
     
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    You think Apple is just going to wait around and hope China won't take revenge on it? They're in as much panic mode as Huawei right now and desperately trying to get out of China before the axe falls. Hit them now or never. Trump fancies himself a mobster, so he should understand the mobster ethos: put one of ours in the hospital and we'll put ten of yours in the morgue.
     
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    That all makes sense, though I wonder if they can cut the internet off from China?
     
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    I personally also think that China should take some big swipes at Apple. China earns about $8 per phone they put together. Cutting off Apple production cold turkey is going HURT badly, and that's in addition to banning all new Apple devices (whenever they start rolling out again) from Chinese apps. (I wouldn't ban current devices because that would hurt and anger a lot of Chinese people using Apple and then Apple would offer to buy their now useless phones back for cheap and then they would have these to help stem the sudden inability to make new phones.) I honestly never want to see another Apple product in China again and that was way before today.

    But the CCP has chosen not to do this. I don't know the reason though I hope it's not (and I don't think it is) to salvage the relationship with the US. I won't criticize them because I believe they have more information than me in making this decision.
     
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    They even have cover. They can simply claim Apple is a national security threat due to alleged spying.

    They're probably thinking the next Democratic president(Joe Biden) will be more dovish. If a presidency under Joe Biden continues this hawkish tone towards China, I'm pretty sure even Mcdonalds won't be safe in China.
     
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    I hope that's not the reason. If that's the reason, I think it would be much better to throw them all out now and have negotiations later on how to reciprocate a re-integration in the economy, and there only. Tech must be forever independent hereon forth.
     
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