Apple's Books, Movies Fall Victim to Chinese Crackdown


The Chinese government ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks and iTunes Movies services in the country, according to news reports published last week. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television reportedly called for the closure. The government in February announced a policy banning all foreign media from publishing in China without direct approval. The crackdown was scheduled to go into effect in March, and the government reportedly informed Apple that it would have to adhere to the new rules.

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