Icons for the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone on December 5, 2013. Social media platforms have been hit with clean-up campaigns and rectification measures that have taken a toll on the market this year. Photo: Reuters
Icons for the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone on December 5, 2013. Social media platforms have been hit with clean-up campaigns and rectification measures that have taken a toll on the market this year. Photo: Reuters
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China’s Big Tech crackdown: number of apps falls 40 per cent over 3 years amid new data laws and clean-up campaigns

  • Chinese app stores had just 2.78 million apps in October, down from 4.52 million in December 2018
  • The biggest declines came this year, as Beijing clamped down on Big Tech platforms and introduced new data and privacy laws

Icons for the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone on December 5, 2013. Social media platforms have been hit with clean-up campaigns and rectification measures that have taken a toll on the market this year. Photo: Reuters
Icons for the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone on December 5, 2013. Social media platforms have been hit with clean-up campaigns and rectification measures that have taken a toll on the market this year. Photo: Reuters
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