China Dinilai Sulit Balas Dendam Lewat Apple

China Dinilai Sulit Balas Dendam Lewat Apple

Fino Yurio Kristo - detikInet
Rabu, 20 Mei 2020 17:11 WIB
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 01: A Chinese employee wears a protective mask as he sits in the showroom of an Apple Store after it closed for the day on February 1, 2020 in a shopping district in Beijing, China. Apple announced it was closing all of its stores in China until February 9th due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to almost 12000 in mainland China Saturday, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global public health emergency. China continued to lock down the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts have confirmed can be passed from human to human. In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities have put travel restrictions on the city which is the epicentre of the virus and neighbouring municipalities affecting tens of millions of people. The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 250 on Saturday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and several others. The World Health Organization  has warned all governments to be on alert and screening has been stepped up at airports around the world. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Apple Store di China. Foto: Getty Images
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Tekanan terus menerus yang dihadapi Huawei dari pemerintah Amerika Serikat membuat China ingin melakukan perhitungan. Apple yang banyak bergantung ke Negeri Tirai Bambu kemungkinan jadi sasaran, tapi hal itu dinilai sulit dilakukan.

Dikutip detikINET dari CNBC, itu karena Apple punya hubungan baik dengan Beijing. Selain itu melalui mitra manufaktur seperti Foxconn, Apple membuka ratusan ribu lapangan pekerjaan. Jika Apple dilumpuhkan, akibatnya bagi ekonomi China pun bisa runyam.

Seperti diberitakan sebelumnya, media pemerintah China, Global Times, bahkan memberitakan terang-terangan bahwa sasaran China adalah Apple. Disebutkan bahwa perusahaan AS seperti Apple akan diinvestigasi dan akan mendapat pembatasan tertentu.

Dikatakan bahwa Apple dan juga perusahaan teknologi lain semacam Qualcomm dan Cisco sangat bergantung pada pasar China. Perusahaan-perusahaan AS itu akan terus diperiksa. Akan tetapi bisa jadi hal itu hanya gertakan.

Pasalnya jika terjadi apa-apa, Apple bisa saja merelokasi pabrik ke negara seperti Vietnam atau India. Tahun silam, Apple sudah uji coba produksi Airpods di Vietnam. Mereka juga pernah menyarankan para pemasok komponen memindahkan 15 sampai 30% produksi dari China ke Asia Tenggara.

"China sudah merasakan ancaman di mana perusahaan semacam Apple ingin mendiversifikasi basis manufakturnya," kata Neil Shah, Direktur Riset Counterpoint Research.

"Jadi akan runyam jika China menyasar Apple dan juga secara tidak langsung Foxconn, karena malah akan mempercepat perpindahan manufaktur keluar China," tambahnya.

"Apple punya kontribusi besar sekali secara langsung ataupun tidak langsung kepada ekonomi China. Jadi Beijing akan berpikir dua kali sebelum mengincar Apple," pungkas Shah.



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