“Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc, is in China again,” China Daily reports. “His eighth visit to Beijing since taking over the helm of Apple in 2011 highlights how important the world’s largest mobile arena is to the United States tech giant.”

“On Monday morning, Cook visited an Apple store in Beijing, accompanied by Liu Qing, president of Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing service provider in China,” China Daily reports. “His visit came shortly after the company announced on Friday it had pumped $1 billion into Didi Chuxing.”

“Cook’s visit also came at a time when Apple is wrestling with declining smartphone sales in China, its second-largest market. Last month, the government shut down Apple’s iTunes and iBooks services in the mainland,” China Daily reports. “It is not immediately known whether Tim Cook will meet any high-level officials to discuss regulatory issues during this trip.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Taking a Didi cab to the Apple Store was a nice touch.

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