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Apple Yanks The New York Times Apps in China

By Buster Hein, Cult of Mac:

iPhone users in China are no longer able to download the app for the most popular newspaper publisher in the U.S.

Chinese government officials reportedly demanded that Apple remove all of The New York Times apps from the App Store in China, blocking access to one of the few channels the paper has to reach readers in mainland China.

The removal occurred on December 23rd, according to The New York Times which was told by Apple that the app breaks the law in China.

“We have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations,” Fred Sainz, an Apple spokesman told the paper. “As a result, the app must be taken down off the China App Store. When this situation changes, the App Store will once again offer The New York Times app for download in China.”…

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