The Apple store in the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing on December 8. Apple’s involvement is again raising questions after a report revealed that Tim Cook personally lobbied Chinese politicians for favorable treatment. Photo: EPA-EFE

People walk next to an Apple store at the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing, China, 08 December 2021.  EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY
The Apple store in the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing on December 8. Apple’s involvement is again raising questions after a report revealed that Tim Cook personally lobbied Chinese politicians for favorable treatment. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk next to an Apple store at the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing, China, 08 December 2021. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY
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Apple’s reported US$275 billion China investment questioned by state media after report of Tim Cook’s lobbying

  • A report about Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbying for favoured treatment in China has been downplayed by state media, which questioned the amount invested
  • After Cook met with Chinese politicians in 2016, Apple invested in Didi Chuxing, moved iCloud operations to China, and partnered with Tsinghua University

The Apple store in the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing on December 8. Apple’s involvement is again raising questions after a report revealed that Tim Cook personally lobbied Chinese politicians for favorable treatment. Photo: EPA-EFE

People walk next to an Apple store at the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing, China, 08 December 2021.  EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY
The Apple store in the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing on December 8. Apple’s involvement is again raising questions after a report revealed that Tim Cook personally lobbied Chinese politicians for favorable treatment. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk next to an Apple store at the Sanlitun shopping area in Beijing, China, 08 December 2021. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY
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