Chinese social media apps seen on a Xiaomi phone on January 17, 2022. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese social media apps seen on a Xiaomi phone on January 17, 2022. Photo: Shutterstock
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China’s internet watchdog tightens mobile app rules for national security, requires promotion of ‘core socialist values’

  • New rules from the Cyberspace Administration of China go into effect on August 1 and align with last year’s data security laws
  • While China still has a vibrant developer community, recently praised by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the number of apps available halved between 2018 and 2020

Chinese social media apps seen on a Xiaomi phone on January 17, 2022. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese social media apps seen on a Xiaomi phone on January 17, 2022. Photo: Shutterstock
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