Apple to open 2 R&D centers in China, hopes to attract local graduates

Several weeks ago, Apple announced that it will open two new Research and Development centers in China.
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Several weeks ago, Apple announced that it will open two new Research and Development centers in China. The world’s biggest technology company stated that the new R&D centers will be in Shanghai and Suzhou and will be added to the two other centers in Beijing and Shenzhen (announced last September).

According to Apple, it is committing an investment of 3.5 billion yuan (approximately 508 million US dollars) to the R&D centers, all of which are expected to be open within a year. The company hopes to man the centers with local talented university graduates.  

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The technology giant hopes to regain strength in China after a very negative year, where sales decreased by 12%. Local competition is selling high quality products at lower prices and Apple hopes to regain the strong advantage it once had in the country.



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