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    Apple has removed WhatsApp and Threads, messaging apps owned by Meta, from its China App Store in response to a request from Chinese authorities citing national security concerns. This move comes amidst heightened tensions between the US and China over technology and national security.

    While the exact reasoning behind the removal remains unclear, it’s worth noting that these apps aren’t widely used in China compared to the dominant local messaging platform WeChat. Additionally, other Meta apps like Facebook and Instagram are still available for download in China, though their usage is restricted by the country’s “Great Firewall.”

    Apple, in a statement, confirmed its compliance with the Chinese government’s order: “The Cyberspace Administration of China ordered the removal of these apps from the China storefront based on their national security concerns. We are obligated to follow the laws in the countries where we operate, even when we disagree.”

    This incident highlights the complex relationship between Apple and China, one of its biggest markets. Apple has faced recent challenges in the region, including declining sales and restrictions on its devices in government sectors. To diversify its operations, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been visiting Southeast Asia this week, forging partnerships and potentially exploring new manufacturing hubs.

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