Well, let's hope that such a deal can work itself through the Chinese pipe. That gov't can flip-flop on a daily basis. They can and will impact any of their business entities as they see fit. The now infamous Cook "apology" seems to have appeased them for the moment, but meanwhile, they're still diddling behind the scenes to knock Apple down a few notches, to give their own carriers more opportunities. The fact that the Chinese consumers really want Apple products carries less sway in their system than it does in a true free enterprise environment.