Apple’s Cook, Facebook’s Zuckerberg meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing

“Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook and Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to Beijing’s Tsinghua University business school,” Reuters reports.

“Xi was speaking to business leaders and officials at the meeting, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported,” Reuters reports. “Cook and Zuckerberg are on the advisory board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.”

“The meeting comes at a particularly key time for Apple as it prepares to launch its much-anticipated iPhone X on Friday,” Reuters reports. “Facebook’s Zuckerberg has also been very active in China, eager to get his popular social network unblocked in the world’s most populous nation, where it has been banned since 2009 and held behind the country’s so-called Great Firewall.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Walking the tightrope as always.

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  1. Forgetaboutit.

    Going begging to your commie chinese masters won’t make a difference to your bottom line. They’re in the driver’s seat now, not you.

    On the other hand, if you’re willing to give up more of your IP, they may consider it.

    They will always dangle that carrot in front of your foolish faces as they take your IP. Idiots.

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