Tim cook is not afraid that he would be arrested in China in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada at the request of US intelligence. About the same time Apple CEO told reporters CNBC. Despite the marked deterioration in us-China relations, as well as the conflict between Apple and Qualcomm, cook feels in China in complete safety and do not intend to give up visiting this country under false pretenses.
“I was there [in China] in October and are going to go there again when in the neighborhood, said cook during the conversation with Josh Lipton, CNBC journalist. And it’s not because [I want to think that I’m safe], but because it is true. I don’t know the circumstances of the detention, and I am not sure you need to know. But, I can tell you that I feel very welcome [in China]”.
Trade war US-China
Cook is one of those who spoke out against the escalation of the trade conflict between the US and China. We know that this CEO even met with President Donald trump and tried to convince him to settle the relations between the two countries. According to cook, a business can play a positive role in the rapprochement of the conflicting parties, the main thing — not to aggravate the situation even more.
The patents — in jail?
But if anyone should be afraid of in prison in China, so it’s not Tim cook, the company’s lawyers, who defend its interests in the case against Qualcomm. According to Chinese law, the representatives of the parties maliciously violating the court’s decision can be detained, fined, or imprisoned. This rule applies not only to criminal law, but civil, which considered the dispute of Apple and Qualcomm.