In line with previous reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a flight to China to meet with app developers. He also jumped into a taxi – actually it was a Didi Chuxing car – to visit an Apple store, the place for a seminar he attended, reports CNBC.
Apple recently announced that it has invested $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese app offering services similar to Uber in the US, Canada, and other places in the world. Cook was photographed taking that $1 billion ride in the company of the CEO of Didi Jean Liu (known also as Liu Qing). Cook even shared photos of his visits on Twitter.
"Taxi!" Caught a cab in Beijing this morning with Didi Chuxing's Jean Liu. pic.twitter.com/Sl2xnzXtNY
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 16, 2016
At the Apple store, Cook took a seat at a seminar hosted by Qing and attended by the founders and CEOs of some of the country’s top app owners, such as Meituan (a Groupon-like app), picture-editing app MeituPic, news content provider Toutiao.com, culinary app DayDayCook, and game developer Tap4Fun, the CNBC report reads.
Reuters reported earlier this month that Cook will visit China to meet government officials following the series of setbacks the company has suffered in the country. The visit hasn’t been officially confirmed.