“Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of a large number of tech leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Seattle,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

“It’s believed that the Chinese head of state is trying to enlist support from U.S. tech companies in his attempt to persuade President Obama not to implement threatened import restrictions against China,” Lovejoy reports. “Obama had threatened the action over hacking and intellectual property theft by Chinese firms.”

Lovejoy reports, “China is already a larger market for Apple than Europe, and looks set to overtake the USA, with Apple reporting 112% revenue growth in its Q3 earnings call.”

Read more, and see the photo, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That sure is a lovely photo. “Everyone ready? Okay. 3, 2… snap! That’s it, we’re done!” Is Tim “adjusting?” And, what’s Tencent CEO Pony Ma (between Tim and Bezos) looking at?

Here’s a better group photo:

2015 U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum

2015 U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook today – September 23, 2015