Apple CEO arrives in China touting its role as iPhone base


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SHANGHAI – Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook arrived in China on March 20 touting the country’s importance as a market and production base, reaching out to Chinese consumers who may be souring on the maker of iPhones. There is no supply chain in the world more critical to the company than China’s, Mr Cook told Chinese state media Global Times in an interview tweeted by the newspaper. Apple has been expanding its base in the country and increasing investment over the past 30 years, he added. Mr Cook’s comments, ahead of the March 21 launch of Apple’s eighth store...