The American company “Apple” has removed tens of thousands of applications from its Chinese store
in conjunction with the new year, according to what the “Apple Insider” website revealed.
The source indicated that the total number of deleted apps reached about 46,000, most of them games.
The removed apps include some popular games like Assassin’s Creed Identity and NBA 2K20 basketball.
The site suggested that the deletion decisions may issue at the request of the official authorities in China.
China had passed a law years ago requiring every smartphone game to obtain an official license before it
allowed to be put on app stores.
Chinese laws also impose a ban on foreign companies selling their games directly to users, and they must
cooperate with a local company.
According to the numbers circulated, last year Apple removed about 94,000 applications from its official