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Report: Apple CEO going to China to meet government officials

AppleInc. CEO Tim Cook is planning to travel to Beijing later this monthto meet with high-level Chinesegovernment officials, Reuters reported May 6, citing a source familiar with thematter.

The trip will come during a critical period for thecompany's second-largest market. Apple has suffered a number of setbacks inChina recently, including a government order to its iBooks Store and iTunesMovie services last month and losing a trademark ruling over use of the"iPhone" name.

Last month, activist investor Carl Icahn worries about China's attitudetoward Apple led him to sell his stake in the company.

The source told Reuters that while in China, Cook plans tomeet with senior government and Communist Party leaders, including propagandaofficials. Apple did not respond to Reuters' request for comment.