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Apple Meets with China to Address Crackdown on Western Apps

Updated: Jan 8

Apple has reportedly held discussions with Chinese officials regarding Beijing's recent crackdown on foreign apps, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

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Credits: REUTERS

The new rules imposed by China will restrict Apple from offering numerous foreign apps on its app store within the country.


The officials emphasised the need for Apple to strictly adhere to the regulations, which include a ban on unregistered foreign apps.


Apple has not yet responded to Reuters' request for comment on the matter. The Chinese government has been increasing its oversight of smartphone and mobile app usage in recent years, requiring app stores and apps to submit business details for government scrutiny. While China's cyberspace regulator has already released the names of the first batch of app stores that have complied with the new rules, Apple's App Store was notably absent from the list.


The implementation of Beijing's regulations could potentially result in the removal of tens of thousands of apps from Apple's app store in China. Apple employees have expressed concerns about the impact of these rules on users.

 
  • Apple has engaged in discussions with Chinese officials regarding Beijing's crackdown on foreign apps.

  • China has imposed new rules that will restrict Apple from offering many foreign apps on its app store in the country.

  • Chinese officials have emphasised the need for Apple to strictly implement the regulations, which include a ban on unregistered foreign apps.

  • Apple's App Store was not included in the list of app stores that have complied with the new rules.

Source: REUTERS

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