APPLE IS DEACTIVATING APP IN CHINA

THE NEW YORK TIMES

REASON

They are deactivating it because how it is hard for foreign company's to maintain the rules for the strict online government rules. this is happeing because the lack of the company keeping hackers from getting into the system.

ANOTHER REASON

Greater China is now Apple’s second-largest source of revenue after the United States, with sales of more than $13 billion in the third quarter. That means the company is most likely taking a careful approach to delivering new content, like that on its news app, within China.

Beijing generally insists that companies are responsible for censoring sensitive content inside China. In Apple’s case, that would mean it would probably have to develop a censorship system — most Chinese companies use a combination of automated software and employees — to eliminate sensitive articles from feeds.