In a new video published by China's CCTV last night we see that China did in fact drop Apple from their procurement list. Their reasoning, according to China's Ministry of Finance, was that Apple did not abide by relevant rules, "which is why its products have been dropped from government agencies' procurement list." See the video in our report.
According to a new report, "The ministry stated that Apple has not submitted certificates required by government procurement rules since June last year. Documents needed mainly include a letter of commitment on stable product supply, correct product information, and business-running certificates in China.
The company's products are eligible to be part of the list, as they meet with China's energy saving standard, the Ministry said. But during the past three public notifications, the ministry did not receive any certificates from the company [Apple]."
Our original report on this subject was posted on Wednesday titled "China Ratchets up Tension with US by Excluding Apple Products from Procurement List over Security Concerns." Since that time there have been conflicting reports about the matter. Today's video now clarifies the matter as to why Apple was excluded from Government purchases.
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