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zewde yeraswork
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soft trade barriers
zewde yeraswork   3/6/2014 11:30:42 AM
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It's true that recognizing soft trade barriers is one of the keys to adapting to the Chinese market.

Ewout Boks
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We need not be more Chinese
Ewout Boks   3/6/2014 11:31:13 AM
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When most Chinese were still illiterate peasants, Anton and Gerard Philips were already building a formidable electrical and later electronics company. Philips invented many things that improved our world. Philips was a beacon of progress and positive ideas.

It is a shame to hear from its semiconductor offspring NXP that it needs to be more Chinese. For me 'Chinese' means:

- enormous pollution and a total disregard for the environment

- capriciousness. tiananmen square 1989.

- a communist dictatorship in which you cannot speak your mind

- repression and slavery in Tibet

I hope NXP will stay close to its European roots which are intertwined with things like Enlightenment and Progress.  Selling goods to China does not mean you become Chinese yourself.

 

Ewout Boks

 

luting
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Re: We need not be more Chinese
luting   3/6/2014 12:55:11 PM
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Mr. Ewout Boks,

 

I don't realy like your discriminatory statements. This is technical forum. I really should not really talk about here.  So sorry to everyone. Here are my comment on your statement.

 

- enormous pollution and a total disregard for the environment

Yes, because China is manuafcturing for entire world. So I, and probabaly you, are contributing this. You should feel thanksful to them that pollution is not at your country. 

- capriciousness. tiananmen square 1989.

Please don't equal Chinese and Communist Party. If you treat Chinese equal to Cumminst Party, you are not much better than Communist Party.


- a communist dictatorship in which you cannot speak your mind



See above. I hate Communist Party too. 

 

- repression and slavery in Tibet

See above. Be fair speaking, Communist Party might not give enough religious feedom to Tibet. But I don't think Slavery is accurate. But there was slavery there before communist took over.

Ewout Boks
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Re: We need not be more Chinese
Ewout Boks   3/7/2014 8:01:49 AM
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Well, fair enough if that is what you think. However, calling me discriminatory when I point out things like human rights issues and pollution is unjust.

Also, this is not just a technical forum, since the topic that was brought up 'We need to be more Chinese" is not really a technical one to begin with.

A Dutch company openly declaring itself to be Chinese, in my mind associates itself with all the good and evil of China, and that includes all the evils I listed in my posting. 

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: We need not be more Chinese
Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:45:03 AM
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@Ewout: When most Chinese were still illiterate peasants...

Hmmm -- it seems to me that when most Europeans were illiterate peasants, the Chinese already had a thriving civilization -- when we were still using the skins of sheep to write on, they'd invented paper -- when we thought dancing around a maypole was as good as entertainment got, they'd invented gunpoweder and fireworks -- of course I may be biased because I had the most amazing Chinese meal last night LOL

resistion
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be more global
resistion   3/7/2014 10:44:23 AM
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NXP should have said "We need to be more global" why appear to be Chinese victim.

junko.yoshida
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Re: be more global
junko.yoshida   3/7/2014 10:53:15 AM
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It's interesting how the use of the word "Chinese" evokes such different emotions among our readers. But let's face it. NXP is already a global company. It just so happens that it generates a lot of revenue in China. To be a player there, you need to be "local." I see it as simple as that.

resistion
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Re: be more global
resistion   3/7/2014 11:24:48 AM
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It's implied they don't like the Chinese dominance, can't they generate market demand outside China?

Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: be more global
Sheetal.Pandey   3/7/2014 12:22:54 PM
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Whatever you say one cannot afford to ignore China. It has the world's highest population, is economically strongest and has a communist government. The Government can take decisions that fulfills their own country's interest. There is hardly any common man's voice. When you have such a high populations this kind of governance is actually good. It will make sure everyone is in the same level, not too rich not too poor. They can also get the best of infrastructure without much protest. And Chinese are very hard working people.

One cannot even think of doing anything in electronics without keeping China involved.



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