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Apple CEO Tim Cook and VP Lisa Jackson sit at President’s table for Chinese State Dinner


Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, arrive for a State Dinner reception in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Among over 200 titans of industry, finance and entertainment this evening, Apple’s Tim Cook and former EPA head and Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa P. Jackson attended President Obama’s Chinese State Dinner. The two reportedly sat at the President’s table with FaceBook’s Mark Zuckerberg with wife Pricilla Chan, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Apple Board member and Disney CEO Bob Iger among the 18…

Cook and Jackson will have lots to talk about with Chinese President Xi Jinping as Apple’s China presence is growing along with issues of hacking, counterfeiting, taxation, smuggling and competition to name a few.

Earlier today the US and China agreed to a Cyber-Espionage ‘Common Understanding’ which President Obama explains briefly below.

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  1. rogifan - 8 years ago

    Not surprising. Lisa Jackson worked for Obama and Tim Cook is an Obama supporter.

  2. pipe hitter (@emark114) - 8 years ago

    thought she was the significant other.

  3. vandy75 - 8 years ago

    They look horribly uncomfortable with one another. I wonder why Tim didn’t bring a date “date”

    • joe smith (@joe815smith) - 8 years ago

      I don’t think he really wanted to be there but, for business sake, he had to make an appearance since Apple is so dependent of China’s cheap labor and he can’t risk upsetting the Chinese prez.


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