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Apple’s CEO, Cook was appointed as the chairman of a top Chinese business school advisory board

FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed as the chair of the school of business advisory board at an elite Chinese university, which is attended by the senior politicians in the country.

With the announcement of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management(SEM) on a Saturday does not specify if the Cook took up the role. Apple declined to comment.

The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is at the top of the politicians who took part in the Tsinghua – sometimes referred to as “China’s Harvard”, as a bachelor’s degree.

The advisory board of Tsinghua SEM-school consists of the head of school, business people and senior government officials.

Cook met with the head of the chinese regulator last week, just a week after Apple’s been caught in the midst of the ongoing political tensions between the mainland and the protests in Hong Kong.

Report by Huizhong Wu, and Josh Horwitz, editing by Deepa Babington

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