Apple cannot abandon China now even if it wanted to
By Adam Lashinsky
January 30, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. EST
The Washington Post
As covid-19 rips through the Chinese population and the country’s economy wobbles, the news might seem particularly sour for Apple, the pride of Silicon Valley that counts China as the linchpin of its global manufacturing machine.
But the relationship between the United States’ most innovative manufacturer and the world’s second-largest economy is far too important to go south. The rewards for Apple, and its preternaturally calm CEO, Tim Cook, in staying close to China are considerable. For the Chinese, the reverse is just as true.