6 months ago, Chinese users could finally enjoyiTunes Movies and D’iBooks. These two services are now closed, or more precisely prohibited throughout China. Not surprisingly, the Chinese government is behind the ban.
Even if the reasons for the latter remain unclear until now, the New york times said it would be the work of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). Blocking internet services in China is not a new practice. The country’s authorities strictly control everything: the audiovisual sector, the press and, above all, the online media.
And as we all know, access to online content is limited in the territory. But if Beijing has decided to put a stick on Apple’s wheels, it is also to give a boost to Chinese companies. Indeed, it is an undeniable fact: today, Apple has seized a large share of the Chinese market and poses a real threat to local companies. For its part, the American firm hopes to lift the ban very quickly and thus make its services accessible again to users. Case to follow!