White House Advisor Kudlow Says Apple Technology May Have Been 'Picked Off' by China
Friday January 4, 2019. 08:35 PM , from Slashdot/Apple
Fred Imbert, writing for CNBC: Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Friday that Apple's technology may have been stolen by the Chinese. 'I don't want to surmise too much here, but Apple technology may have been picked off by China and now China is becoming very competitive with Apple. You've got to have rule of law,' Kudlow said in an interview with Bloomberg. 'There are some indications from China that they're looking at that, but we don't know that yet. There's no enforcement; there's nothing concrete.' Kudlow's comments came shortly after China's Commerce Ministry said Chinese and U.S. officials will meet next week to discuss trade. Both countries have been engaged in a trade spat for months that has sent ripples through global markets. John Gruber at DaringFireball comments: I think what he's saying here is that the Chinese stole Apple technology, copied it, and are now flooding the Chinese market with phones based on that stolen tech. I'm 99.8 percent certain that hasn't happened -- if there were Chinese phones built with stolen Apple technology we'd know it because we'd see it.
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