Tim Cook Travels to China, Meets With Vice Premier and Developers

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week ahead of the annual China Development Forum that promotes economic growth in the country.

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    Cook was photographed at an Apple Store in Beijing's central Wangfujing shopping district on Thursday, where he attended a music-related Today at Apple session. On Friday, Cook met with developers and visited the Palace Museum, which has an ARKit-based app that offers tourists an immersive experience.

    Later on Friday, Cook met with politician Sun Chunlan, a Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. The state-run news agency Xinhua claims that Sun made positive remarks about Apple and the company's role in Sino-U.S. relations.

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    Cook, who has shared pictures of his trip on Weibo, is reportedly set to attend the annual China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Cook co-chaired the event in 2018, calling for stronger data privacy regulations in the wake of the major Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

    Cook will then likely take a direct flight back to California in time for Apple's media event on Monday at Steve Jobs Theater, where the company is widely expected to introduce two new services for streaming video and magazines/newspapers.

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  2. Klae17 macrumors 65816

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    alternative headline: TIM APPLE SPOTTED IN GHINA
     
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  4. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    I'll betcha he's been CEO for so long because nobody wants that job
     
  5. Classie macrumors regular

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    I commend his efforts with humanity and privacy in China, but nothing good in the long run will come out of doing business there. China will copy/steal and eventually shut out every western company.
     
  6. rjp1 macrumors regular

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    Once they move all the development jobs there then they can finally say screw you to America. At least we are collecting taxes from them in the meantime... oh wait.
     
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    Tim Cook was going to come back from China, but couldn’t buy a plane ticket due to his social credit score. Assigned to Foxon for re education and trampoline lessons...
     
  9. fumi2014 macrumors regular

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    Maybe the Chinese know when AirPower is coming out.
     
  10. juiz206 macrumors member

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    I love America, I love freedom - Cook, Tim.
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    He loves the 1 billion emerging market that will put more money into his and Apple bank account. And APPLE is indeed willing to censor its platform to be successful there. Sad.
     
  11. Stella macrumors G3

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    As are all other companies out there.

    $$ talks.
     
  12. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

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    You could be right.

    Remember those articles about the new engineering campuses being built in China?

    When Apple decides they need to downsize, the more expensive American workers will be at the top of the list.
     
  13. triton100 macrumors 6502

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    Cook in the lions den of copy cat thieves. Brave man. Difficult waters to navigate when surrounded by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
     
  14. JetTester macrumors 6502

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    China is definitely a problem. Oppressive government, huge population of extremely poor people, trying to balance between capitalism and communism. No easy answers, no easy deals. Good luck Tim.
     
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    Wow - hopefully he will have enough energy to present on Monday. Considering the jet lag and the amount of rehearsal time needed for typical Apple events. Small chance that he will FaceTime from China and do it there and make his presence on the screen - since it is rumored to mainly focus on television.
     
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    They run 300 bullet trains. The regime is no different than pseudo democracies where corporations dictate terms whereas in China political regime dictate terms! Freedom and democracies are good but it never happens....
     
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    Have you seen some of their knockoffs? They may get the look but as soon as you go to use it, garbage. China has zero quality standards aside from apple being so specific and rough on them. Left to their own “standards” there was be mountains of poorly made apple products in comparison to the current situation.
     
  18. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    I think his presence on stage will be limited to a few minutes this time but he needs to be at the event. Maybe he did all the rehearsals before leaving to China
     
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    Yes, I visit China frequently. I’m not barely referring to the hardware, but their “knock-offs” are not as bad as you think, and the majority of Chinese will chose the cheaper option.

    The government has created version of, Facebook, Instagram, Uber and so on. They invited western companies to invest in China and when they had their technology they made impossible demands. They are controlling the country like you cannot believe - 1984 is real...

    China has a goal of being the leader in every field possible across the entire globe before 2045... add this: “with any means possible”
    All Chinese companies are forced to rapport all information about foreign companies to the government.

    There is no success in investing in China - you will lose!
     
  21. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, Tim, why not try some of your typical social justice warring while you’re in China?
     
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    They can dream whatever they want by 2045. Nothing can compete with the innovation of other countries like the US. China is good at being copycats. But without the innovation of Apple and others they’d have nothing to copy. Hah.
     
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    You don’t understand. But sure, innovate away.
     
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    Tim Apple long ago sold his soul to China. :eek:
     

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