Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese state regulator days after controversially booting a Hong Kong map app from the App Store

Business Insider | 10/18/2019 | Charlie Wood
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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with the chief of China's market regulator on Thursday in Beijing.

Cook and Xiao Yaqing, the head of China's State Administration for Market Regulation, discussed topics including Apple's investment in China, consumer rights protection, and corporate social responsibility, the regulator said.

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Apple has come under fire for removing an app, HKMap.live, that allowed Hong Kong protesters to track police movements, with Cook defending the decision on the grounds that the app "maliciously target[s] individual officers for violence."

Apple has not commented on the meeting as yet.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese regulator days after his company booted a Hong Kong police-tracking app from the App Store.

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According to a short statement from China's State Administration for Market Regulation, Cook met the agency's chief, Xiao Yaqing, on Thursday to discuss a range of topics.

These included Apple's investment in China, consumer rights protection, and corporate social responsibility. The statement did not elaborate on whether any other topics were discussed.

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Cook and Apple came under fire last week after Apple removed an app from its App Store – called HKMap.live – that let Hong Kong protestors track police. In a memo to staff, Cook said the app was being removed because it was being used to "maliciously target individual officers...
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