Hong Kong (CNN Business)China and the United States are secured a battle for tech supremacy however you would not understand it from the list of stars on the board of advisers of Tsinghua University’s company school. Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and Elon Musk are all there. And now they have a brand-new chairman– Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The School of Economics and Management stated Cook chaired the board’s yearly conference last Friday. His consultation was applauded by board creator and previous Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, who stated in a letter released Tuesday that he hopes the board “will progress and much better” under Cook. Apple ( AAPL )
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The university’s relationship with western leaders is strong, and business school has actually consisted of an A-list of executives — especially from the United States — on its board considering that its facility in 2000.
Zhu explained the board as an “an essential bridge of interaction in between China and the world” in his letter. China’s relationship with some parts of the world — and specifically the United States — has actually grown tense in current years. And though Cook has actually served on the Tsinghua board given that 2013, his elevation to chairman comes at aparticularly delicate time.