Tim Cook to co-chair the China Development Forum

Apple CEO Tim Cook will co-chair the Chinese government’s showcase global business forum, the China Development Forum (CDF), in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. It will be his fifth appearance at a newsmaking event in China in little over a year.

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The CDF is an international conference held in China right after the National People's Congress (NPC) and the the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) each year. Under the mandate,“Engaging with the world for the common prosperity,” it purportedly serves as an important platform for Chinese government to carry out “candid exchanges and discussions with leaders of global businesses and international organizations as well as foreign and Chinese scholars.”