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Tim Cook visits China again

The importance of China as a growing market for Apple's product is being underscored again today. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China's head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei to talk about various topics, including Apple's business in China.

According to a post on the Bloomberg News site this morning, Cook last visited China in March of 2012 and said that the company would increase its investments in the nation. At that time, there were only six Apple Stores in the country; now there are 11 in major cities.

It's unknown exactly what Cook and Miao will be talking about today, or how long Cook's visit to China will last. On previous trips, Cook has visited Foxconn plants where Apple devices are manufactured, and it would not be out of the question for him to visit the sites to see how conditions are changing for plant employees.

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