Nick Statt, reporting for The Verge
News organization Quartz tells The Verge that Apple has removed
its mobile app from the Chinese version of its App Store after
complaints from the Chinese government. According to Quartz, this
is due to the publication’s ongoing coverage of the Hong Kong
protests, and the company says its entire website has also been
blocked from being accessed in mainland China.
The publication says it received a notice from Apple that the app
“includes content that is illegal in China.”
The law’s the law. You want to do business in China, you obey the law.
The question is: Why do business in China if this is the type of shit they pull? No one is alleging that anything Quartz has reported on the Hong Kong protests is false. It’s just unflattering to the Chinese regime.
★ Thursday, 10 October 2019