Under-fire Apple removes 25,000 apps in China

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There were also accusations by state-controlled media that Apple was permitting apps that were involved in the trafficking of counterfeit goods, and pornographic materials, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Apple has pulled a massive 25,000 apps from its Chinese App Store following state media complaints about the company.

Apple removed at least 4,000 apps tagged with the keyword "gambling" on one day, August 9, alone.

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"Apple established the rules for allowing apps onto its store, but it did not follow them, which has resulted in a proliferation of fake lottery apps and gambling apps", the CCTV said on Sunday.

"We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store", it added. A year ago saw it remove 700 VPN apps from the store, which were used to circumvent the country's Great Firewall and access blocked websites and social media platforms.

Apple had been criticized by Chinese news outlets for not doing enough to filter banned content and applications. According to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, there are over 1.8 million apps in the country's App Store.

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App stores run by other companies, including Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), are also required to remove banned foreign content and gambling apps.

Apple (AAPL) is the latest major tech firm to be caught in a crackdown on content in China. -China trade war. Apple is seen as at risk in the conflict, because almost half of all iphones produced are manufactured in Central China's Zhengzhou, and China is a crucial market for the company.

The US company stoked privacy concerns earlier this year after moving iCloud accounts registered in mainland China to state-run Chinese servers. The Cupertino, Calif. -based company also assembles its iPhones in China, which means the iPhones are a Chinese export that could potentially be subject to tariffs in the trade row.

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Apple also upset rights groups past year when it restricted its Chinese customers' access to Virtual Private Networks, which allow users to circumvent China's Great Firewall and to access blocked websites such as Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times.

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