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Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 11:40

Tim Cook's 8 visits to China

By chinadaily.com.cn

Latest visit: May 16, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest visit to China yesterday, coming after his company's US$1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing app, Didi Chuxing. During this trip, Cook took a taxi hailed via Didi with Jean Liu, president of Didi, to meet app developers at an Apple store in Beijing. At that meeting, Cook said, "China is one of the most vibrant places in the world. There are so many entrepreneurs now that they'll drive the next generation of innovation in China."

Tim Cook's 8 visits to China

Tim Cook (left) and Jean Liu (in white suit) take a taxi hailed via Didi Chuxing on the morning of May 16, 2016. ( Photo / witter.com / tim_cook)

First visit: March 2012

Cook's visit to China in March 2012 made him the first serving Apple CEO to set foot in China. During this trip, he met with Li Keqiang, then vice-premier of China, to discuss intellectual-property issues and cooperation. He also visited the headquarters of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, the three largest carriers in China.

Tim Cook's 8 visits to China

Tim Cook meets China Telecom executives in Beijing, March 29, 2012. ( Asianewsphoto by Zhu Xingxin)

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