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Chinese company will compensate employees for throwing away their iPhones

Chinese company will compensate employees for throwing away their iPhonesBina Technology, a Chinese company based in Zhejiang Province, has demanded its employees to cast away their iPhones in the wake of the recent South China Sea ruling.

A photo has leaked onto Chinese social media showing an announcement issued by Zhang Yunlong, the general manager of Bina Technology.

The announcement also states that employees will be rewarded for damaging their iPhones. The company will compensate each employee up to 2,500 yuan if they replace their iPhone 6 with another brand of smartphone and 1,000 yuan for iPhone 4 though.

Going further, the company also threatens to fire employees who plan to buy the iPhone 7 in the future. Zhang says that these policy changes are being undertaken as an act of "patriotism."

This is just one example of China's recent rising wave of nationalism following the installation of the THADD missile defense system in South Korea and the South China Sea ruling in The Hague. Hostility towards the US has been on the rise as many Chinese citizens believe that the Americans are pulling the string behind those events.

Last week, photos of smashed iPhones went viral as some citizens vowed to boycott American goods. Chinese nationalists have also protested at KFC outlets and called for boycotts of the fast-food chain.

State-owned broadcaster Xinhua has called on its citizens to restore "normal social order" and not engage in the "wrongful destruction" of KFC and Apple products. Xinhua called for "rational patriotism" and also claimed that "dumb acts like boycotting KFC are not patriotism."
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