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Apple is on a hiring spree in China, with more than 200 new positions now being advertised, including key personnel on the company's environmental affairs team.

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In particular, Apple seeks an environmental program manager based in the capital city of Beijing. The job description, detailed by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, seeks candidates that will "ensure that Apple's products and processes meet and surpass regional and national environmental regulatory requirements."

The iPhone maker also appears to be beefing up its retail endeavors in China, with a number of new positions related to its brick-and-mortar stores. And another position related to security in Shanghai will help oversee the company's manufacturing and production in China.

China has been a major focus for Apple under Chief Executive Tim Cook. In the last few years, the company has seen explosive growth in the nation of over one billion, though in recent months that has slowed, helping to fuel speculation that Apple will introduce a new low-cost iPhone that could be sold contract-free in emerging markets.

Apple's hiring spree in the Far East isn't limited to China, as a separate report from DigiTimes earlier this week also revealed that the company is looking for engineers in Taiwan. Newly listed job positions include titles such as "senior packing engineer," "reliability engineering manager," "senior software instrumentation engineer," "senior AC-DC-design engineer," and "sensing system hardware engineer."

The hires support a recent rumor that claimed Apple is planning to open a new research and development center in Taiwan that will be focused on future iPhones. Hiring for the facility is expected to begin in September.
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I don't know why Tim Cook is so obsessed with China. It's not the cheapest market to employ people any more, wages are significantly lower in Mexico. And it's not the richest market to sell in, never was. And their (albeit massive) population is aging. The US is where you want to be for the long term.
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I don't know why Tim Cook is so obsessed with China. It's not the cheapest market to employ people any more, wages are significantly lower in Mexico. And it's not the richest market to sell in, never was. And their (albeit massive) population is aging. The US is where you want to be for the long term.

The population. And those many number of phones (not really. At least 20%) sold by Apple - would be very good business for Apple.

And, US Govt. needs their data ;) ;) lol.gif

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Good! Im working now in Taiwan as Engineer. I see lot of people using iphone here. I hope Apple will open an APPLE STORE here.
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I don't know why Tim Cook is so obsessed with China. It's not the cheapest market to employ people any more, wages are significantly lower in Mexico. And it's not the richest market to sell in, never was. And their (albeit massive) population is aging. The US is where you want to be for the long term.

Wha ... is Apple not in the US anymore? China is an important market for Apple and they mean business; is this signal things going well with the big China carriers?

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