Apple CEO Tim Cook attending annual China Development Forum on March 20

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to appear at the 2021 China Development Forum, which is being held from March 20 through March 22 in a hybrid virtual and in-person format.

Credit: CDF
Credit: CDF


Cook will be among more than 100 high-profile executives attending the conference. According to Chinese state-run media outlet Global Times, the 2021 CDF will see the largest foreign attendance yet.

It isn't clear whether Cook will attend the conference in person or in a virtual fashion. In-person elements are being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. The 2021 conference is being co-chaired by Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG.

The CDF is an annual gathering and conference organized by China's State Council Development Research Center. Its goal is to gather foreign executives to discuss the economic future and roadmap of both China and the world at large.

The 2021 forum is centered on the theme of "China on a New Journey Toward Modernization." Global Times reports that the event will mark the 14th "five-year plan" for China and will see the country "embark on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country and realize the second centenary goal."

This isn't the first time that Cook has attended the CDF. In 2018, the Apple chief executive served as a co-chair for the conference. He also attended the CDF in 2019.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    iOS_Guy80iOS_Guy80 Posts: 458member
    He could attend the CDF conference in person and host a virtual March 23 Apple product announcement event without any scheduling problem.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,524member
    I'd be worried for Tim Cook's safety if he were to ever travel to China.  I would not brush aside the possibility of the CCP "detaining" Tim Cook to make a political statement.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    I think it might be time to divest from Apple until we see some serious re-investment in United States manufacturing.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    I think it might be time to divest from Apple until we see some serious re-investment in United States manufacturing.
    Why you didn't do it in 2019? He attended the 2019 forum. 
  • Reply 5 of 7
    tzeshan said:
    I think it might be time to divest from Apple until we see some serious re-investment in United States manufacturing.
    Why you didn't do it in 2019? He attended the 2019 forum. 
    Its clear now that Foxconn in Wisconsin is less than promised, the future of the Mac Pro in Austin, TX is in question and with pressure from India, Apple has been able to produce phones there. Why not here? In the meantime, some idle working class folks the United States have become radicalized consipracy theorist believing insurrectionists.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    tzeshan said:
    I think it might be time to divest from Apple until we see some serious re-investment in United States manufacturing.
    Why you didn't do it in 2019? He attended the 2019 forum. 
    Its clear now that Foxconn in Wisconsin is less than promised, the future of the Mac Pro in Austin, TX is in question and with pressure from India, Apple has been able to produce phones there. Why not here? In the meantime, some idle working class folks the United States have become radicalized consipracy theorist believing insurrectionists.
    Sell AAPL when Apple Store workers demanding equal time equal pay as Apple engineers.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,699member
    tzeshan said:
    I think it might be time to divest from Apple until we see some serious re-investment in United States manufacturing.
    Why you didn't do it in 2019? He attended the 2019 forum. 
    Its clear now that Foxconn in Wisconsin is less than promised, the future of the Mac Pro in Austin, TX is in question and with pressure from India, Apple has been able to produce phones there. Why not here? In the meantime, some idle working class folks the United States have become radicalized consipracy theorist believing insurrectionists.
    Well, that sounds like a very good reason to build the phone some place else. How is making the phone in the US going to suddenly increase the IQ of insurrectionists?
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