Apple gets ‘free advertising’ from the ‘People’s Daily.’ From March 25 to 29, in Beijing, the People’s Daily published articles that questioned Apple’s dual service standards. Chinese media accused Apple of discriminating against Chinese consumers: Chinese consumers pay top money, but get second-class service.
The US CNN website has listed in detail the policy of Apple’s warranty and after-sales service in the United States and China. It was found that Apple’s warranty policy in the United States is exactly the same as in China. Both of them have a guaranteed return policy within 14 days and a 1-year warranty.
The Chinese Internet debate on this matter via twitter was brilliant and thought-provoking. Here are some comments from the blog. Mr Crab Claws commented:
“China’s pollution, food safety and other issues are thousands of times more serious than Apple’s after sales service, but these problems are rarely mentioned in the People’s Daily.”
Bai Ming said:
“The People’s Daily expressed that the ‘self-esteem’ of the Chinese people is strong and can’t be ignored or be challenged.” However: “Apple is not the top issue of our daily life. Our priorities in life at the moment are food and air. All what we want just safe foods and clean air!”
Deep-thinking experts messaging to the People’s Daily said:
“The People’s Daily, which has continually been maligning ‘Apple’ for five days, if you put such great determination and perseverance into issues like the investigation of corruption, overseeing food safety, controlling air pollution, protection measures of groundwater, controlling property market prices and reporting on urgent matters concerning the living conditions of the people, corruption would be eliminated, food would be safe, air would be clean and dead pigs would not appear in the Huangpu River.
“We can go without using Apple, but we cannot go without food. We need to live healthily; our children need to get an education.”
Many Internet users believe that the strong criticism of Apple for five days by the People’s Daily did not achieve its expected purpose, instead, it gave Apple free advertising.
Yuan Guoqing said:
“Apple has been advertised for five consecutive days on the People’s Daily, so a lot of Internet users retorted that with such great efforts to promote Apple, if we don’t buy Apple’s products, we will feel sorry to them.”
Translated by Xianghai