How will the Biden administration work with, or against, China? We look at the views of his Cabinet nominees to get an idea.
Visualizing Apple in China
Apple rolled out new products and services this week, so we look at how important China has been to Apple.
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Apple has sold over 2.2 billion iPhones since 2007, many of them in China. Those iPhones (and iPads, etc.) were assembled in China. But for the US$451 experts estimate it costs to make a new iPhone, only US$14 stays in China: US$7 to Foxconn and US$7 to the workers it employs. The iPhone is not as popular in China as in the past. China's workers and its giant phone market helped Apple become the first company worth US$2 trillion. Just two years ago, Apple sold most of the more expensive phones in China. In 2019, however, Apple only won over 9% of China's buyers.
Joshua Goldstein talks about his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China.
Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.