Apple 'should break China' – pundit

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    Not sure that the market in China is strong enough to give Apple a decent return on the dollar. Maybe someone could tell me whether consumers in China are willing to pay the premium for an Apple.
     
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    Maybe it's because of that lawsuit over the right to name the company "Apple" in China.
     
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    This is where Apple should be focusing their attention in China - retail, not manufacturing. They could actually use one to leverage their influence with the other. If the retail market is blocked by government interference then consider moving manufacturing elsewhere. Greasing some palms in the bureaucracy is also a necessary evil. They may not be able to give cash but they can certainly take some people out to dinner.
     
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    Apple did ultimately lose that one, but only for collateral items like clothing. It doesn't apply their core businesses.
     
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    This is a no-brainer...ALL companies should be paying attention to the rapidly emerging markets of India and China. Smart service/luxury product corporations will move in now to build the infrastructure, while wages are still very low. Take a little loss or a small profit now, and make a lot more soon because they got in on the ground floor.
     
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    Entering rapidly growing asian markets is not a good idea for many companies because of the costs and risks involved. Low wages and plentiful copied, pirated and counterfit products combined with very high initial entry costs make it a venture most appropriate for very large or well known companies. Competition is very intense and few small businesses will survive over the long run as others effectively copy their business model, products, services, technology, etc. Basically anything that would give a foreigner a competitive advantage can and will be copied or stolen by domestic companies.
     
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    good point...I didn't think about it from that perspective.
     

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