Hundreds of Chinese firms now subsidize employee purchases of Huawei phones; Apple boycott grows
A couple of weeks ago, following the arrest in Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou under a U.S. warrant, one of Huawei’s suppliers said that it would fine any employee who buys an Apple iPhone. The company also said that it would help any employee who purchases a phone made by a Chinese manufacturer by subsidizing some of its cost. This bit of nationalism has caught on in China as the backlash over Meng’s arrest continues to grow. And the Chinese are finding it rather easy to take their frustrations out on Apple.