Apple has removed the New York Times from its app store in China, following a request from Chinese authorities. The withdrawal of both the English- and Chinese-language apps further curtails access to the Times in China. New York Times Co.’s sites have been blocked in the country’s mainland since 2012, following the publication of a report detailing the wealth of China’s top leadership and their families, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said the Times app hasn’t been permitted to display to China users “for some time” because Apple was informed the app was in violation of local regulations. He declined to say specify those rules but said Apple would make the app available in its store when “this situation changes.”
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