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Apple to set up 2 research centers in China

By Xinhua
Apple to set up 2 research centers in China
A man is seen in front of a Apple logo. (Provided to China Daily)

SHANGHAI - Apple is to set up two more research and development (R&D) centers in Shanghai and Suzhou, following Beijing and Shenzhen.

Apple's growing engineering and operation teams in China will focus on cooperating with local partners

Apple has committed to invest 3.5 billion yuan in the centers, according to an announcement on the company website Friday.

Apple's growing engineering and operation teams in China will focus on cooperating with local partners, according to the announcement.

Apple's R&D centers in China will seek graduates of China's leading universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Apple has been working with these universities on internship programs.

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By expanding R&D in China, the company looks forward to working collaboratively with more local partners and academic institutions, said Dan Riccio, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering.

Shanghai decided to transform itself into a global R&D center in 2014 while Suzhou in East China's Jiangsu province is also a popular destination for foreign enterprises to build R&D centers.

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