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China state newspaper’s criticism of Apple’s app’s use by Hong Kong protesters

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Apple is seen in a shop in zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, on January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

HONG KONG (reuters) – The Chinese Communist y’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily took off on Tuesday, with Apple Inc. to allow an app in the app store, that means, the movement of the police forces of Hong Kong, as well as being used by the protesters in the ongoing, and sometimes violent, demonstrations.

In a commentary in the paper does not mention the name of the app, but it is decried what he said was the company’s complicity in helping the protesters, and the question of whether Apple was “thinking clearly”.

Such a map is available on the Apple app store, the HKmap.live app, which has become a lightning rod on Twitter for the criticism and support of the protests. The developer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Saturday, in a tweet, she said that Apple had “a lot of business reasons,” but had to “make the thing(s) to the right.”

Apple is the latest foreign firm to absorb the heat in your relationship with the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which lasted for four months.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the AMERICAN sportswear brand, Vans, have also become involved in disputes relating to the protests.

The piece on the website of the People’s Daily said that Apple does not have a sense of right and wrong, and to see the truth.

The advantage of the App is available on Apple’s Hong Kong app Store at the moment, it is “opening the door” to the violent protesters in the former British colony.

“Is the poisonous software to be the way it is a betrayal of the Chinese people’s feelings,” the paper said.

Apple did not respond to a request for a comment.

Reporting by Twinnie Siu in Hong Kong, as well as Stephen Nellis of San Franisco; Editing by Peter Henderson and David Gregorio

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