Patriotic Hangzhou Company Rewards Employees for Destroying iPhones

Patriotic Hangzhou Company Rewards Employees for Destroying iPhones
Jul 20, 2016 By eChinacities.com

Chinese people are expressing their anger with an international court ruling by smashing up symbols of the United States, including iPhones. A Hangzhou company is following the trend by paying its employees to give up their iPhones.

A notice from the company, Bina Industrial Co., Ltd. titled “Patriotism,” was posted online this past Monday. The company confirmed on Tuesday that the notice was real.

According to the notice, the company will pay its employees to replace their Apple iPhones with Chinese brand smartphones. Those who purchase an iPhone 7 will be fired.

“The main purpose of the notice is to ban employees from purchasing the iPhone 7. Replacing their old iPhones is not mandatory,” said a company shareholder. “We say: Let’s fall in love with ‘Made in China’ products. Currently Chinese brand smartphones are doing really well in the marketplace. Why do we have to be trendy and buy an over-priced Apple phone?”

Employees will receive 1,000 RMB for their iPhone 4 series smartphone, 1,500 RMB for their iPhone 5, and 2,500 RMB for their iPhone 6. Once the employee purchased a new phone they can send an invoice for the listed amount to the company’s finance department. When the reward is received, they must destroy their old iPhone.

The company shareholder said that Bina Industrial has more than 50 employees. The company reported that the majority of its employees use Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple smartphones. However, Xiaomi and Huawei phones are much more popular than Apple phones. “We’ve already had about ten employees ask about switching phones, and five or six have filled out the forms.”

Source: tech.qq.com, zj.sina.com

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16 Comments

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SenseiSteve
comment|72710|305724

Well by that logic they should also smash up their computers seeing as they all run Windows made by America. Furthermore, don't all of these Chinese brands use Android OS, which is an Open Source project by Google. Perhaps you should take a hammer to those too. Not to mention all your GM and Ford Cars plus Nike trainers and your Xbox Ones. Right, so your way to show patriotism is to smash up your own or other Chinese people's person property? Damn, the idiots breed fast these days.

Aug 07, 2016 15:38 Report Abuse

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tokagesa
comment|72607|50294

Can those idiots remind us where the iphones and basically all apple products are made? How many jobs in China does it involve?

Aug 03, 2016 17:00 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|72541|43131

can foreigners smash chinese stuff....

Jul 31, 2016 12:33 Report Abuse

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PulSartre
comment|72527|1596549

Keep being proud if your new garments (clothes), you naked king! I will laugh at that child's words while mocking him "the king is naked!" You people are making fools of yourselves. Add to it how we laugh at your king's pride. I hope some like that child in the story will say "enough is enough!" (For those who don't know what story is that about the king, it's called " the new garments of the king". Read it and you will see the shame you people are throug with all this masquerade. In this story the king relies and hopes for glory from his own people while diligently by its own in the power play him full with the beauty of his new clothes. Read it and see how by the end of it it is the crowd that keeps the shame as a standard and official image. Then, that child who screams: " The king is naked!" That is how we see the king into the open. Your new garments are nakedeness to your shame! More shame to cover your shame!

Jul 29, 2016 23:03 Report Abuse

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hasanazizaaa
comment|72427|99541

these are nothing but publicity stunts ....

Jul 22, 2016 14:13 Report Abuse

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kuntmans
comment|72411|307009

These types of hyped up stories are best not to be given much attention. Ask any random local person on the street and they would laugh it off as ridiculous.

Jul 22, 2016 09:28 Report Abuse

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Timtimtim
comment|72431|1607180

Do you have Chinese friends on Wechat? My whole wechat turned in to idiots when the ruling was made. They are all brainwashed.

Jul 22, 2016 17:31 Report Abuse

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Guest2503130
comment|72403|278125

Go on, do it for the CCP! But we won't buy you a new phone... hahaha how pathetic! And they call this patriotism?!

Jul 22, 2016 08:15 Report Abuse

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Jesl
comment|72388|238638

lol, go ahead and smash your own property. It will not hurt Apple any.

Jul 21, 2016 12:22 Report Abuse

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Guest604296
comment|72386|67144

don't study English

Jul 21, 2016 11:49 Report Abuse

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fan
comment|72383|88747

as a common people in China, i think that's the easy way to express their anger to USA. Most Chinese people love China like most American people love their beautiful country.

Jul 21, 2016 09:49 Report Abuse

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Timtimtim
comment|72391|1607180

Why should they be angry at the USA. They should be angry at their own government. They have no idea what's going on in the world. It's ridiculous.

Jul 21, 2016 14:56 Report Abuse

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nzteacher80
comment|72377|270608

Plenty of Buicks, Chevrolets and Cadillacs in Hangzhou...

Jul 20, 2016 20:08 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|72375|279026

How can it be legal to fire someone based on the brand of phone someone purchases? I would like to point out that the notice was most probably made using Microsoft word on a windows operating system (all pirated though).

Jul 20, 2016 19:52 Report Abuse

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Sponge_Bob
comment|72367|1632030

Another aspect of control= power

Jul 20, 2016 17:18 Report Abuse

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Timtimtim
comment|72365|1607180

This is so stupid. They bought the iPhone and also Apple has nothing to do with the court ruling. Stupid nongs. Might I add a legitimate court ruling. That part of the map is not yours you disgustingly patriotic idiots.

Jul 20, 2016 16:37 Report Abuse