Someone is seeking bribes
Eventually, though, the Chinese are going to overstep their extortion shenanigans and find themselves without Western technology or the resulting manufacturing jobs.
Apple has been slowly but inexorably moving away from Samsung as a supplier and they could do the same with China. Apple has the scale and the cash to pull it off. Admittedly, it would happen at a snail's pace. By the time the Chinese would notice, it would be too late.