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Well, we all know that Apple Inc. and its products have not had an easy run in China. One of the primary reasons being the people of the country themselves refraining themselves from using Apple Inc. products over the products that are made in their country. This is probably one of the main reasons why MI is called the Apple of China. The struggle for Apple Inc. and its flagship device iPhone 7 and 7 Plus continues in China as a company recently forbade its employees from buying the devices. The move comes in to promote the products made in China by the Chinese manufacturers.
According to the reports, a company in Nanyang City in the Henan District officially banned all its employees from buying any Apple Inc. products. The results of buying an Apple Product and using them in the office will result in some serious consequence. In fact purchasing any Apple Inc. product can even lead to the employee being fired by the company. Well, one has to say that it is way more a price to pay for an iPhone 7 or let’s say any Apple Product. The memo for banning Apple Inc. products that were circulated by the company was signed off by the company’s administrative department was leaked on to the social media and it instantly became viral.
This is what the memo reads in English,
”The American iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been launched and official prices are between 5,388 to 6,388 yuan [£624 to £740]. As the internal storage capacity increases, the price of the mobile phone also rises accordingly.
According to our managing director’s orders, all our employees are strictly forbidden to purchase and to use iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Anyone found disobeying this order must immediately resign from the company.
Beloved colleagues, if our finances are healthy and our economic conditions allow it, please let us take better care of our parents’ health, be more concerned about our children’s upbringing, be more aware of how precious life is, more involved in our country’s welfare. Only if we do this, can we ensure long-term prosperity and happiness? Do not waste your effort on those luxuries that will only squeeze our hard earned money dry.
Today, 18 September, is a day that all Chinese people will never forget. Never forget our national humiliation, make sure to remember your history. Boycotting foreign products needs to start with you.
We cannot go to the battlefield to protect our country, but we will work hard in our own capacity and in our designated positions. In our daily lives, we must boycott products from Japan and the US. Use your actions to support our own goods, as only if you have a nation, can you have a home.
Please take special notice of this memo and be sure to abide by it.”
The memo has the official stamp of the company and asks the employees to remember the day when China was defeated by Japan in the year 1931. While some many individuals have praised the step, many individuals also criticized the extent to which the company is ready to go to promote Chinese products. In fact, many individuals believe that such steps will in turn increase animosity.