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Apple has taken down New York Times apps in China after a government request

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Apple has removed apps from The New York Times from its app store in China, after “what it said was a request from the Chinese authorities,” according to the Times itself.

Apple took down both English and Chinese-language apps from China’s iTunes store on December 23, the Times said. Apps from other publications like The Wall Street Journal and FT haven’t been banned. It’s worth noting that China began blocking the Times’ websites in 2012, after a series on the wealth of then-Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family.

“We have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations,” Fred Sainz, an Apple spokesman, told The Times. “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.” – READ MORE

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