Huawei supplier will fine workers who buy an Apple iPhone

Huawei supplier will fine workers who buy an Apple iPhone
The U.S. and China are hardly the best of friends right now. Besides a trade war that has seen both sides impose tariffs on imports from each country, the latest news involving Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou also has raised tensions between the countries. A U.S. investigation has found that the executive was part of a plot to use the global banking system to do business with Iran. This violates a sanction that the U.S. has placed on that nation. Meng was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the U.S. As a result of this alleged plot, there is a chance that Huawei could face a U.S. export ban.

Today's South China Morning Post (via Android Authority) reveals that a Chinese outfit named Menpad, a Shenzhen based LCD display maker that is a Huawei supplier, is trying to get back at the U.S. The company will fine any employee that buys an Apple iPhone an amount equal to the market price of the model purchased. And as an incentive to get company workers to buy a Chinese made phone, Menpad will pay 15% of the cost of a Huawei or ZTE handset purchased by one of its employees (ZTE earlier this year suffered through a U.S. export ban, which prevented the company from making its phones).

Additionally, Menpad employees will earn double their normal commissions on sales to the U.S. and the company will also double the rebate to distributors if they obtain a purchase order from the states. These incentives will be in effect for three years, ending December 7th 2021.


The U.S. government considers both Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats and has been telling allies not to use networking equipment and phones made by Huawei. Meanwhile, Huawei is the the top global provider of networking equipment and is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

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33 Comments

1. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

Bravo, Iphone and all the US products should be banned all around the world, step by step to destroy the US economy

3. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

What? Lmao, stop watching anime, it’s not good for your mental health. Lmao, I’m sorry android fans, but don’t tell me this isn’t embarrassing and hilarious at the same time

5. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

all the Iphone fans are stupid , I am not interested to talk to them haha

9. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

I will never use Iphone as far as I believe Iphone is made for people with the IQ less than 60 haha, I use Android because I know I have a powerful pocket computer in my pocket that helps me whenever I need it

11. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- You can't even form a proper sentence, use punctuations when needed, and work on your grammar. 2- Even hardcore Android fans(definitely not fanboys) can still admit that iPhones are more powerful than Android phones. And yet, here you are talking about people with low IQ. Ironic, isn't it?

12. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

putting the most powerful CPU and GPU in a feature phone does not change many things, in my opinion Iphone is more like a powerful feature phone! IOS is the worst ever made operation system , look at Galaxy note series they don't have A chipset but far better than Iphone in productivity

16. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Name me one feature phone that has these things: 1- Top 3 camera 2- Top 3 screen 3- Top 3 stereo speakers 4- Best processor in the market 5- Iconic design that good every other manufacturer trying to imitate it. Please, tell me which feature phone has all this, and I'll be happily ready to ditch my Mate 20 Pro for it.

17. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

No one copying Apple those are hallucinations of Apple fans, Apple copied many features from others when I was able to use Bluetooth, filming, taking pics with auto focus, using front facing camera, having access to expandable memory , installing games and apps on my phone, having real multi tasking, having GPS with offline navigation! with my Nokia N95 Iphone was not able to do even one of them!

18. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bla bla bla I don't care for all what you said, I am still waiting for you to name me one feature phone that has the things that I just listed.

19. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

when your feature phone is the most expensive phone ever , that is evident you should provide good camera, good screen etc. in the past Sonyericsson did the same thing like puting great cameras great speakers and screens on its feature phones to compete Nokia to justify premium price tags of its products

20. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's what I thought, there are no feature phone that has the list of things I mentioned above ;)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He sounds like a random troll.

22. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Doesn’t seem to be helping you with English.

48. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Uhh, I have masters degree in engineering and I have an iPhone XS Max. I beg to differ, bud lol.

6. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He's just as embarrassing for us Android fans as you're for Apple fans. Fanboys on both sides of the isle are a disease to the tech community. Brings nothing of benefit and are always fighting over the stupidest stuff.

8. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m not embarrassing for iOS users in the least, I am not an ignorant troll making delirious comments like the guy above or even Techie who represents the peak of ridiculousness and psychopathy that an apple hater could reach, I have explained many times why I chose iOS and which phones and OS’s I have used in the past, you can’t compare me with this thing above whose IQ must be like 70

10. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm have nothing against you for being an Apple fan, I do understand why people like their products and why they choose to invest in their ecosystem. What's annoying about you, is that you go after everyone who dares to criticize Apple, and sometimes you take it to an extreme level of personal attacks. I'm no angel in here, I was as annoying as every fanboy on this website when I first started commenting here, but you grow and learn that it's a piece of gadget that I'm going after people for, and what I need in a smartphone might not be a big deal to another, and vise versa. You might be a genuinely great guy in person, and I'm sorry if my criticism is a bit harsh, but your character on this website is a bit annoying. Trust me, to get your point of view more respected on this website, you have to be more respectful towards those who doesn't share the same views as you do. Best regards.

27. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I agree with you, but how can we iOS users get to that level of civil manners when trolls like the one above (which is just a mere example) come everyday insulting and making jokes about us? I’m tired of dealing with android trolls even long time before I was an iOS user, there’s no way to deal with these people but in their own language, I try at least to do my part by not even posting or not even reading android articles, I can respect other people’s choices but I can’t tolerate people calling me sheep, retard and more just because I choose iOS over android, I have my reasons and they don’t have to be with the stupid status symbol that most trolls believe is the only reason to choose an iOS device, there are reasons why iOS devices are more expensive and I know that Apple has crossed the line this year with the prices of the iPhones and iPads but if there is people who is willing to pay for it, why is that a reason to attack them? Do you understand now why I assume this behavior? I could be civil and talk about tech because I love it, but it is really impossible to do it under these conditions

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not embarrassing since there are really really stupid people using both platforms and I don't identify with an entire group, my self-image isn't depending on groups. But it is some hilarious s**t to read

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You have 8 posts, that are basically all the same. It's cear why you're here.

24. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes man..... US = Terrorist country.

49. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Take down the US and you take down the world.much of the world would cease to function without US. But I'm all for what you said. Right now I dome even like my own country Idiits here have shown just how stupid they are.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Wow. That's just petty.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This is a stupid precedent to set. Make your products desirable enough that they don't want an average phone...

15. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

There phones are way far from being average, it's just that some people prefer Android, others prefer iOS. Would you consider Samsung phones average as well? Because there has been plenty of cases where not only their employees, but even their embassadors who were paid millions to promote their devices, where found to be using an iPhone instead.

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

To me iPhones are average because iOS is average and their hardware design in my opinion are average. But yes, every manufacturer has made an average phone now and then.

14. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

quid pro quo...it's only logical for trade war.

21. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

This company should hand out Huawei phones to its employees for free!

26. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

First they can’t even pay celebrity personalities to use android, now they are punishing employees who don’t use android. Desperate and sad, but really shows how much pull iPhones have.

50. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Cant have much pull when Andeoid is over 2billion devices and iOS is only half that. Oh and the vast majority dont have to get paid to use it. After all if you gotta pay someone tonite something, then it ain't worth using. Tou always wanna pick a few nobody's. What has a US Ambassador done for me? Nothing. What has a celebrity done for me? Nothing. Them using whatever phone isn't gonna make very many people use it, except for a few iduitz who cant think first themselves and idolize stupid humans who's job pays them to do what we all do everyday. Act! I would never by a product because it was promoted by someone. In fact based on my experience, they tend to be some of rhebworse products. Like Beats headphones as an example. If Applenhas no much pull, how come in 10 years they only sold 200M phones. ANDROID came out after iOS and it I'd the only platform to ever surpass Windows as the mistbused operating system on the planet. Even after all these years, Apples total install base of both iOS and Mac ODx combined is still less then Windows. Apple has 1.2Billion users while Microsift has 1.4B and Qndroid has over 2B. What pull? The people who love iPhones just live them and that's good enough for me. Others are just opportunists and status mongers. I dont need either.

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