Something in China has the attention of the CEO of Apple, Tim cook. Cook’s last visit had
been made regarding the concern of the working conditions of the workers at Foxconn, a plant
responsible for manufacturing the Apple iPhone on a large scale. There had been concerns raised
by human rights activists about how the workers at Foxconn have to work overtime and even get an
insufficient pay. This had also caused riots by the employers.
Within a few time, Cook announced that Apple will be investing over $100 million dollars so as
to shift the workload of producing Macs from China to the United States. After his initial visit in
China, Cook encouraged independent associations like the Fair Labor Association to audit and give
their reviews about the working conditions at Foxconn. Recent reports indicate that Foxconn had
mended around 300 fractions. Apple also contributes money to subsidize the wage increase of the
workers at Foxconn.
Now it seems like the head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, of
China has been impressed by the generosity of Apple. Within 10 months from his last visit, Tim
Cook was arranged a meeting with the former for discussing the position of Apple in the Chinese
market. Another interesting thing to note is that the number of Apple stores in China have nearly
doubled, for 6 to 11, since the last time Tim Cook visited the country in March 2011. Cook and Wei
also discussed about the latest transformations in the global market of telecommunication, as well
as the new trends and innovations floating around the world. Gary Loke, the U.S. Ambassador in
China, had a brief meeting with Tim Cook, where Cook commented that the busiest of the Apple
stores any where in the world can only be found in China.