John Boudreau has a nice on-the-scene piece in the San Jose Mercury News looking into Apple's success in China.
Increasingly, Apple is looking to image-conscious Asia for new growth. During the company's most recently completed quarter, "greater China" -- which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan -- garnered Apple $2.6 billion in revenue, up four times from the same period a year ago. While it still represented only a slice of the company's quarterly sales of $26.74 billion, Apple Chief Operating officer Tim Cook called the growth "phenomenal" during a conference call with analysts.
-San Jose Mercury News, April 7, 2011