Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua
Doug Young
Opinion

Opinion

Doug Young

Unicom fumbles another iPhone launch

The absence of China from the latest global iPhone launch is the result of problems at Unicom, whose incompetence has repeatedly excluded China from Apple product launches.

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Photo: Xinhua
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”