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Chinese government says no to naughty apps in the App Store

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Chinese government says no to naughty apps in the App Store
As April opened, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to the Chinese for not offering the usual Apple warranty periods for the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 4 in the country. Now, less than three weeks later, the Chinese government is going after the Cupertino based company, demanding that it removes pornography from the App Store. Apple's App Store was one of 198 websites named by the The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, although the Chinese agency failed to name the offending material.

When developers sign a contract with Apple to develop an application, the contract specifies that there should be no obscene, offensive or defamatory material. Earlier this month, an app was pulled from the Apple App Store inChina because it allegedly allowed users to gain access to books that have been banned in the country. Meanwhile, the state-run Xinhua News Agency did not detail which app or apps were found to be offensive in the latest report, and an Apple spokeswoman did not comment.

Mark Tanner, the founder of Shanghai research and marketing agency China Skinny, said that Apple needs to realize that in China, government relations are a huge part of doing business in the country.

"Anyone operating in China on that scale needs to realize that government relations are a huge part of doing business. These types of campaigns have a lot of sway with Chinese consumers."-Mark Tanner, founder,China Skinny

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:13

1. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


a other apology for tim cook and his gangs Lol ^-^

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:50 2

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Living in China is like living in jail and stripped of human rights

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:28

3. MartianMe (unregistered)


You can almost say the same thing about the US....oh!!! sick apple..

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:03 2

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Sex is something natural that all mammals go through for reproduction, while majority of the people treats it as a taboo. I guess we dont have to worry about earth being overpopulated; human population will decline on its own.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:26 2

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


China is overpopulated...this is just their way of saying no sex here please - had enough of that here.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:00

8. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


booo.. no sex is same as no air for men...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 15:40

6. techloverNYC (Posts: 404; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


The chinese government wants a bite of the Apple. Doing business in China is different than most of the world, government corruption can be seen in every level. Chinese government probably wants Apple to give large sum of money to the government or something. Im chinese and I know the Chinese government love to make sh*t up, when they want to look good or gain support for something.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 01:58

7. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


kung fu apps anyone???

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