Apple opening second R&D center in China, takes Didi Chuxing board seat

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Apple opening second R&D center in China, takes Didi Chuxing board seat

Apple is setting up a research and development center in Shenzhen to bolster the company’s rocky relationship with China, Reuters reports. The announcement of the Shenzhen facility comes just two months after Apple’s promise to place a similar center in Beijing. While in China, CEO Tim Cook touted the company’s search for local software developers to work closely with Apple’s Chinese manufacturing partners.
Also, The Information reports Apple made another move to strengthen the company’s ties to China recently, taking a seat on Didi Chuxing’s board of directors. Regulatory filings show the board appointment happened in June, shortly after Apple invested $1 billion in the ride-hailing company.

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