Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong

“Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with visiting Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday in Beijing, calling on the high-tech giant to do more in promoting China-U.S. scientific, educational cooperation,” Xinhua reports.

“During a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound, Liu spoke highly of Apple’s business development in China and its active cooperation with China in science, technology, education and other fields,” Xinhua reports. “Cook said Apple attaches importance to expanding its business in China and is willing to play a constructive role in U.S.-China cooperation in science and education innovation.”

Xinhua reports, “Cook began his China visit Monday with Apple’s renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives, including a new multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund to protect responsibly managed working forests across China.”

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  1. For our readers with a sense of history, Chinese feel a long connection to civilization. Americans think that Richard Nixon is the one who reached out to China. The alternate view is that the Chinese were reaching out first.

    In either case, listening and long term perseverance is the key in China.

  2. The US established formal trade relations with the Qing dynasty in 1844.

    This occurred only after the Chinese were forced to open their ports via the Treaty of Nanjing, after it lost to Britain in the First Opium War. In addition to Britain being reimbursed for the unfair confiscation of tradegoods, the Nanjing treaty abolished the Chinese trade restrictions. Thehe Canton System, in place since 1760, was essentially a state-sanctioned Chinese monopoly on trade via the Cohong merchants.

    Only after Britain forced China to abolish its unfair and restrictive trade did other nations have real access to trade freely with independent Chinese manufacturers and traders.

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