November 28, 2023
Tim Cook Ignores Reporter, Refuses to Answer Questions About China [Video]

Tim Cook Ignores Reporter, Refuses to Answer Questions About China [Video]

Posted December 2, 2022 at 5:40pm by iClarified · 6312 views
Apple CEO Tim Cook ignored a reporter and refused to answer questions about China while on Capitol Hill yesterday.

Cook was meeting with Democrat and Republican representatives over antitrust concerns with the App Store; as well as, the company's tight relationship with China.

Fox Business' Hillary Vaughn caught up with Cook after his meetings and asked the following questions.

Vaughn: Hi Mr. Cook. Do you support the Chinese people's right to protest?


Vaughn: Do you have any reaction to the factory workers that were beaten and detained for protesting COVID lockdowns?


Vaughn: Do you regret restricting AirDrop access that protesters used to evade surveillance from the Chinese government?


Vaughn: Do you think it's problematic to do business with the Communist Chinese Party when they suppress human rights?


Notably, Senator Josh Hawley recently sent an open letter to Tim Cook asking him to explain Apple's ongoing collaboration with China by December 6. We'll let you know how the company responds.

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kricul - December 7, 2022 at 2:04am
Tim's mouth is always full of something preventing him to speak
klinkster - December 4, 2022 at 8:24pm
It’s called silent protesting to slowly move critical production out of China…which Apple is doing. But plants can’t be moved overnight. It take years to spin up a new facility. Vocal protesting gets your executives over there behind bars for trumped up charges. China is a tit-for-tat country and will make up a story to fit the need.
tech9 - December 5, 2022 at 7:36am
@ Klinkster, So your a geopolitical analyst?! I think not! Stop speaking out like you know how everyone and everything works in the world!!! 🤦‍♂️
brownest - December 4, 2022 at 3:16pm
He's a CEO, not a politician. He's under no obligation to answer a reporter's questions. If a reporter came up to me and asked me questions, my answer might be less polite than Mr. Cook's silence.
cortman00 - December 2, 2022 at 6:00pm
It is absolutely insane that our biggest AMERICAN company can’t say if they support HUMAN RIGHTS fundamental to being an American…
NoRedNoBlueJustBiggerPicture - December 2, 2022 at 7:11pm
It’s insane that Americans always rush to judgement and can’t give a company or person time to answer properly. They have a formal request from Josh Hawley but whatever the response it will be torn to shreds regardless . No one ever will give a good enough answer when the reporter is asking targeted questions making the company look as though they want what’s happening in China to continue. Let’s not forget how American protests ended during COVID and how laws are being created taking away American rights of freedom and voting right now and acting as if China is the only country doing it
onereader - December 2, 2022 at 7:48pm
They make a lot of money there… how can they answer that 👀
onereader - December 2, 2022 at 7:49pm
At the end of the day everyone is for money it just depends for how much
tech9 - December 3, 2022 at 7:47am
Great answer! 👍
tech9 - December 3, 2022 at 7:47am
@ NoRed
habbal - December 4, 2022 at 11:26am
you Americans really think you can lecture others about human rights? lol
jburd72 - December 2, 2022 at 5:47pm
Crickets ….
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