Apple CEO praises China’s innovation, long history of cooperation on Beijing visit
25 March 2023
Commentary by The Belt and Noose: To Mr. Cook…We understand because your company has decided to prioritize “shared interest” with the Chinse government, you are unable to criticize this same government’s horrible human rights record, its incarceration of over a million ethnic Muslims, its forced sterilization of Muslim woman, it cultural genocide in Tibet and Inner Mongolia, its destruction of personal freedoms in Hong Kong, and it continued threats to Taiwan. This visit further demonstrates what it means to be an American Capitalist in a global market. Self-censorship by our American business is equivalent to promoting Chinese narratives and spreading Chinese influence. Therefore, we have tagged this article “Influence.”
SHANGHAI, March 25 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook on Saturday used his first public remarks on his visit to China to praise the country for its rapid innovation and its long ties with the U.S. iPhone maker, according to local media reports.
Cook is in Beijing to attend the China Development Forum, a government-organised event being held again in full force after the country ended its COVID controls late last year.
Besides Cook, the event is being attended by senior government officials as well as CEOs of firms such as Pfizer and BHP.
“Innovation is developing rapidly in China and I believe it will further accelerate,” Cook was quoted by The Paper news outlet as saying.