From the text, we can see that this tradition sprouted from the similarities in pronunciation of “苹 (píng)” in “苹果 (píngguǒ)” and “平 (píng)” in “平安 (píng’ān)”. Thus Chinese people see an apple as a symbol of safety and peace and giving friends and relatives an apple as a present is meant to express wishes of good blessings. Hence the correct answer is C.
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