Trump Can't Make Apple or Ford Produce in U.S.: Chinese Media

According to Chinese state media Donald Trump will fail in his attempts to push Ford and Apple to produce in the U.S. instead of China. LISTEN TO 
“Now the Trump administration, by imposing hefty import tariffs, is seeking to reverse that process. But it has failed to appreciate that it cannot buck market forces,” according to the editorial. “Even though they would be exempt from the high tariffs, by shifting their production back to the US, companies such as Ford and Apple would have to shoulder much higher production costs.” His demand that production be moved back to the U.S. ignores the decades of changes in manufacturing and supply chains, according to a China Daily editorial, which argued that the shift in output from high-cost advanced economies like the U.S. to low-cost developing nations such as China has benefited both multinational companies and developing nations.

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Basic market economics: supply, demand, distribution, profit relationships

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We will see what happens when tariffs hit the bottom line...

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Sometimes, politics is over the business.. I said sometimes, so Ford already announced reducing foreign built trucks and increasing in the US....

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1 minute ago, damirUSBiH said:

Sometimes, politics is over the business.. I said sometimes, so Ford already announced reducing foreign built trucks and increasing in the US....

We will see. In the end, it's a company decision..

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11 minutes ago, damirUSBiH said:

Sometimes, politics is over the business.. I said sometimes, so Ford already announced reducing foreign built trucks and increasing in the US....

From sources to sources, but two days ago, Ford said: "it would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S." given forecast yearly sales below 50,000. For now, that means Ford simply won't sell the vehicle in the United States. 

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iPhones are only expensive because Apple makes them that way. It only cost $200-$300 to make one because Apple uses outdated tech. The iphone X is as powerful as an Android phone from 2015 and yet they sell them for $1,000+.

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If Apple and Ford have decided to stay in China it's means China has offered Apple and Ford some good terms....

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2 hours ago, ThunderBlade said:

If Apple and Ford have decided to stay in China it's means China has offered Apple and Ford some good terms....

Not only some good favorable terms but also an opaque operating environment, abuse of workers assembling and manufacturing the products, no labor laws or lax labor laws, very little worker rights if any, way below min. wage , and none to zero environmental laws , just some of the other benefits

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Allow me to say that this mess the oil companies  give us for reasons to increase the price due to a storm is  a whole lot of bloody mess and they know it. They just trying to take us to the cleaners like so many  others try to take us to the cleaners. So they need to stop this this. They forgot KING KARMA is in the house to stay and will never leave.

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Tell Trump to stop drinking Mad Dog 20/20 and wake up to the facts of business and the way things are done.Amen

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On 9/11/2018 at 9:19 AM, jpZelabal said:

iPhones are only expensive because Apple makes them that way. It only cost $200-$300 to make one because Apple uses outdated tech. The iphone X is as powerful as an Android phone from 2015 and yet they sell them for $1,000+.

one hundred percent - even the most expensive phones cost about $350 to make.. 

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