Targeting Apple: Why China's State-Run Media Are Attacking Foreign Company

Created: 2013-04-01 13:17 EST

Category: China > China Focus

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On March 15, a World Consumer Rights Day special broadcast by China’s CCTV took aim at Apple. It accused the California-based company of being biased against Chinese consumers. Other state-run media have also ganged up on Apple since then. It's caused an uproar online, with many netizens saying Chinese companies—including state-run media—are much worse.

What parallels are there to the attacks on Google in 2010? And what dangers does this pose for other foreign companies doing business in China?