Tim Cook visits China for second time in less than a year

On January 9, 2013

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It is no secret that Apple is gaining in popularity on the Chinese market, and therefore Tim Cook just visited  China for the second time since replacing Steve Jobs as chief executive in 2011.

Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a statement saying that “Cook met with Head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei to exchange views on the development of China’s information and communications industry, global mobile communications, the development of smart devices and trends in innovation.”

Furthermore The Wall Street Journal noted:

While the purpose behind Mr. Cook isn’t clear, he should find no shortage of things to talk about. Mr. Cook’s visit comes amid greater scrutiny of Apple’s manufacturing practices in China and as China becomes Apple’s No. 2 market for sales. Apple opened three additional retail stores in mainland China last year, bringing its total number of stores in China to eight.