China Orders Apple, 198 Websites, to Remove Obscene Content

Chinese government's been targeting Apple for several month


Apple Inc. (AAPL), which apologized this month in China after being criticized by state-run media for poor customer service, was ordered by the government to remove obscene content accessed through its online applications store.

The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications named Apple among 198 websites ordered to remove content, the official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday, without providing details of the material. Carolyn Wu, an Apple spokeswoman in Beijing, declined to comment on the report.