Apple calls for the lifting of the wechat ban, worried about affecting iPhone sales, Trump: so what?

How the US government banned wechat in mid September is unclear. It can ask apple and Google to remove wechat from the app store, or ask wechat to stop providing access or updates to U.S. users. Currently, Trump’s decision has aroused widespread concern. On the 11th of local time, more than a dozen large US enterprises spoke with White House officials, expressing concern about Trump’s plan to “ban” wechat. The companies said the trump administration’s executive order could weaken their competitiveness in China. According to us technology website Appleinsider, several large US companies, including apple, have called on the trump government to end an executive order that will ban wechat and tiktok in the United States. Companies in these countries believe that the executive order will do harm to US companies trying to trade in China. It is understood that the main participants in the conference call on Tuesday were White House officials and executives of more than a dozen large multinational companies, including apple, Ford Motor, Wal Mart, Disney, P & G, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UPS, metropolitan insurance, etc. < / P > < p > the executives at the meeting tried to clarify the exact meaning of the ban on the conference call and expressed concern about the wide range and potential impact of the ban. After all, the ban means they will lose part of the lucrative Chinese market. The number of wechat users has exceeded 1.2 billion, which has attracted the attention of business giants. Banning wechat will prevent us companies from using wechat payment or advertising on wechat. According to reports, in the conference call, executives mentioned the cooperation between the NBA and Tencent. Tencent is the exclusive official partner of NBA China digital media. If the ban goes into effect, there may be problems with NBA marketing. < / P > < p > Apple is also one of the companies most affected by the ban. Guo Mingji, an analyst at Tianfeng international securities, even wrote that the annual iPhone shipment in China will drop by 25% – 30%. < / P > < p > “people who don’t live in China don’t understand the impact of banning US companies from using wechat.” Craig Allen, chairman of the U.S. – China Trade Council, said. < / P > < p > besides wechat and tiktok, Huawei on the list of entities of the Ministry of Commerce of the United States also worries us companies. According to foreign media reports, US chip giant Qualcomm is lobbying the White House to call for the lifting of sales restrictions on Huawei. Qualcomm said the ban “will not prevent Huawei from acquiring the necessary parts, but may cede billions of dollars of market to its overseas competitors.”. < / P > < p > not long ago, the U.S. – China trade National Committee released its 2019 annual survey report on member enterprises. China remains one of the top five global markets for US companies, according to the report. But more than 80% of US companies said tight trade relations had affected their operations in China, an increase of 8% over last year. < / P > < p > according to the global times, trump responded at a news conference on Friday, local time, that the ban might hurt Apple’s iPhone sales in China. < p > < p > reporter: American companies have issued a lot of warnings about your ban on wechat. Apple, Ford and Disney are worried that if you prohibit us enterprises from cooperating with wechat, these companies will not be able to sell products to China or related markets, which will affect the sales of iPhones. Trump: so what? Interviewer: so you don’t care if Trump: what I do is good for national security. < p > < p > according to CCTV news, although trump previously announced that it would ban American individuals and enterprises from engaging in any wechat related transactions with Tencent in 45 days. But the White House’s lack of a clear definition of the content of these deals has left companies wondering whether their businesses will be forced to change radically within weeks. < / P > < p > even U.S. companies that have little to do with the smartphone industry are worried. If they can’t promote products or handle transactions on wechat, it will greatly hinder their business in China and their ability to reach Chinese consumers. < / P > < p > points out that some white house advisers believe this is a major feature of their policy process. They argue that the risk of a further blow could prevent us companies from doing business in China. At the same time, critics point out that the U.S. government rarely intervenes in the market, and the trump administration’s move may break the Convention. According to Matt Perot, a professor at Duke University’s Center for science and technology policy, the U.S. government’s approach “is equivalent to adding more uncertainty to the business environment and user domain, which is a big problem.” However, Jason M. Witt, a partner of Austin and Byrd law firm in the United States, believes that the reason why trump proposes a 45 day deadline is that the government uses uncertainty as a chip to scare enterprises and leave room for concession. < / P > < p > “the trump administration has left itself a lot of leeway on issues such as the scope, how quickly the ban will be enforced, and how the order will be enforced,” said gansid, an expert on China at the US Center for strategic and international studies. < p > < p > wechat is a platform with more than 1.2 billion users in the world. Wechat services cover all aspects from marketing, communication to e-commerce and payment, and it is an important business tool in China. < p > < p > believes that if the worst happens, Apple App store will be completely removed from wechat, and Apple’s mobile phone sales in China will drop by 30%. Apple has been in China for many years. Once wechat is removed from the mall, some efforts to win over Chinese consumers will be in vain. Analysts point out that apple is not the only one affected. Starbucks, KFC, Disney, McDonald’s and other U.S. enterprises have highly relied on wechat platforms to contact Chinese consumers and provide online ordering and reservation services. Now these enterprises may also become the victims of the trump administration’s blocking of wechat. < / P > < p > according to cgtn, a micro blog survey showed that about 95% of the 1.2 million people surveyed said they would switch to Android smartphones if the iPhone didn’t support wechat. In addition, according to the statistics of sensor tower, a market research company, after US President trump threatened to ban wechat, the number of downloads of Tencent’s wechat and QQ applications increased sharply in the United States. < / P > < p > U.S. users hope to install wechat before it is removed from the major app stores. They also turn to QQ, because Trump’s ban does not explicitly cover this app. < p > < p > data shows that the average download volume of wechat in the United States in the last six days is 41% higher than that in the week before the ban was announced last Thursday, while the download volume of QQ has tripled in the past week. < / P > < p > some Chinese worry that banning wechat will cut off their contact with their relatives and friends in China. Some users said that they plan to use wechat in the United States through VPN. It is reported that Chinese in the United States have launched an activity called “wechat should not be banned” on the White House petition website. Since the White House Trade adviser Peter Navarro threatened to “impose sanctions” on wechat on July 14, the petition has accumulated more than 60000 signatures. Baidu continues to work on quantum computing to lay a solid foundation for new infrastructure construction