Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The United States (US) has tech giants in China. However, last week Microsoft, which currently operates in China, announced that it would shut down its social network LinkedIn there.
The company maintains that the rules in China that must be obeyed are increasingly difficult. BBC launch, Saturday (10/23/2021) Apple itself has a censorship problem in this country.
Last week, two popular religious apps were removed from Apple’s App Store. It was later discovered that Amazon’s Audible and Yahoo Finance apps had also been removed.
The crackdown on tech giants in China raises questions about what is really going on behind China.
But what is clear is that Apple and Microsoft are embroiled in a national battle between the authorities and the Chinese tech industry.
While China also has its own technology such as Tencent, Alibaba and Huawei. They are all huge global companies.
But the Chinese government is increasingly concerned about the power it wields. So that American companies are not spared from repression.
“The crackdown shows that Apple and Microsoft are well aware that they are in a weaker position than in recent years. They know they need to be careful,” said James Griffiths, author of The Great Firewall of China .
The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPL) that will be released on November 1 by the Chinese government requires Microsoft to comply with more regulations.
Unlike Microsoft, Apple has a different set of priorities in China. In the last quarter, Apple generated nearly $ 15 billion in revenue in China and Taiwan.
Its global supply chain also relies on Chinese manufacturing. In order to continue playing in China, Apple realized that it had to follow the country’s rules.
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