Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to project Apple’s business in China.  (DOMINIC BUGATTO/NYT)
Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to project Apple's business in China. (Dominic Bugatto / NYT)
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How Apple’s chief Tim Cook became the tech industry’s top diplomat on trade

In a trade and technology showdown between the United States and China, Apple has a lot to lose — about a quarter of its worldwide revenue comes from China. That has pushed CEO Tim Cook to assume a role as a diplomat in Beijing and Washington, D.C. Updated

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