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China cracking down on gray-market handsets

7/11/2010 01:01 AM EDT
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GREAT-Terry
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GREAT-Terry   7/13/2010 2:50:43 PM
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It is time for China to gradually change from a counterfeit paradise to a real product innovator. I believe by doing so the whole country can become even stronger and healthier.

goafrit
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goafrit   7/12/2010 11:10:22 AM
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China is showing strong leadership over some of its new projects to sanitize the market. It is evident that it wants to be recognized and respected in the world and this effort will go along way to do that.Good initiative. Counterfeits and gray-market handsets are bad for the market and revenues. Good initiatives

Luis Sanchez
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Luis Sanchez   7/12/2010 1:11:42 AM
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It looks to me that China is showing the behavior of someone that first decided to aggressively pursue manufacturing development as a main economic activity and after reaching a somewhat desired point, he is behaving now. I say aggressiveness refering to the low pay rates, and great tax waive that the government offered to the foreign investment companies. And after the people of China has reached a new level of economy now they are willing to start regulations like any other country. This includes perhaps the gray-market handsets and some other counterfeit products as well. From my personal point of view I think it'll be kind of sat to see these gray-market phones go away from the market since they are a symbol to me of the will to develop and sell and therefore to strive in the economic jungle. But,,, then again, I think that is like water... you put a finger to stop one hole, but ups! There comes another one! :-)

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yalanand   7/11/2010 12:14:11 PM
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Some time back Indian government was cracking down on Chinese handsets which didnt had IMEI number. This is good initiative from China and will definitely boost the revenues of major phone manufacturing companies.

Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   7/11/2010 1:41:51 AM
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I am curious to know if the gray markets for other electronic products will be affected as well? It is easy to see cell phones as a huge market with tremendous sales opportunities and the driving force behind the crack down is lost tax revenue. I wonder if this is the only reason for targeting cell phones? I am curious to know if the gray cell phones are non-traceable and provide the user with mobile means of communications that are both "secure" and "anonymous"? Could this be a motivator for the crack down as well?

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