Apple is apparently beefing up its workforce in China. Among the 200-plus openings in China on professional network site LinkedIn, some include an environmental affairs program manager, a  security specialist and a store specialist, reports “The Wall Street Journal” (

The environmental affairs program manager will be based in China’s capital Beijing, the center of political power. According to the job description, the candidate has to “ensure that Apple’s products and processes meet and surpass regional and national environmental regulatory requirements.”

The hiring activity comes amid growing expectations that a China Mobile/iPhone deal is on the way. Also, as noted by the “WSJ,” it’s not a surprise that Apple is trying to strengthen its  environmental affairs team. A Chinese activist named Ma Jun accused earlier this month the company’s major supplier Foxconn of alleged environmental violations.  Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, said at the time that its factory meets government regulations and standards.