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Trump Meets With Apple's Tim Cook To Talk Trade (reuters.com) 33

New submitter genfail shares a report from Reuters: President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday to discuss trade issues as the technology industry grapples with a U.S. spat over import tariffs with China, a manufacturing hub for the iPhone maker and other companies. Apple, the world's largest technology company, and other hardware makers have deep ties with China, where many of their products are built for export around the world. Cook urged an easing of U.S.-China tensions and called for more open trade after the trade dispute flared last month between the world's two largest economies. Trump announced about $50 billion in planned tariffs on certain Chinese imports, China retaliated with proposed tariffs on some American goods and Trump responded that the United States could counter with $100 billion in additional levies. U.S. and Chinese officials have been working to resolve the dispute.
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Trump Meets With Apple's Tim Cook To Talk Trade

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  • by Spy Handler ( 822350 ) on Wednesday April 25, 2018 @07:20PM (#56503241) Homepage Journal

    make Apple great again?

    Or will Cook help Trump think different?

    • by gtall ( 79522 )

      It never pays to feed the troll. The best thing Cook can do is run the other way whenever Trump comes calling.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Ops, Apple cannot make iPhones without China anymore? Good bye Apple!
    PC storage grown from $120 per unit up to $250
    Video Cards grow from $60 up $400
    High end Phones went up from $500 up to $1000
    And so on, prices are growing and the reason is the Americans don't make anything with their hands anymore and China wants more money for their work ....

  • Honestly trade agreements are at the heart of a lot of the wars we fight for. Dissolving and breaking down of international trade agreements leads to Nations becoming more autonomous again which leads to Less Reason to give a shit what resources your neighbor has. If we can safely ignore each other then we can live in peace. It's not until the trade agreements are broken and dissolved the American people can get any control of their country back and dependent of Trump's intentions anything the breaks intern
    • by Kozar_The_Malignant ( 738483 ) on Wednesday April 25, 2018 @08:09PM (#56503509)
      Except, of course, when your neighbor has resources you need but don't have. Things like water, farmland, scarce minerals, etc. That's actually why most wars are fought.
      • by taskiss ( 94652 )

        If my neighbor has a resource I don't have but trades me fairly for access to it, then war isn't in either of our best interests.

    • by gtall ( 79522 )

      Bullshit. The only reason the U.S. has the large economy it does is because of international trade.

      American people get control of their country back? To return to what, the 1950s?

      • People aren't here to help the economy. The economy is supposed to be here people. People are the value, the economy is just one tool of money that people attempt to use in the order to help themselves. But under no means some people be sacrificed to maintain the economy the economy can die but people can can adapt and live other ways and still have a reasonable chance at happiness in life. In the end that's the whole point is to have the highest percentage of happy people in our population possible and to
  • Like the rest of the tech industry all of Apples products are made outside of the US, primarily in the PRC
    With the tax incentives for doing so and with the lure of slave labor in a country where retirement is measured in 9MM the wealthy were tripping over themselves to move operations out of the US.
    This was very shrewd of the PRC as it tied American wealth to the fortunes of the CPC
    So when the PRC is upset with something going on in the US government they talk to people like Cook and people like him

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