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Apple told Apple TV+ content creators not to besmirch China, report says

  By Mikey Campbell Friday, October 11, 2019, 08:02 pm PT (11:02 pm ET) Following a series of decisions that demonstrates Apple’s willingness to kowtow to Chinese government wishes, a report on Friday claims company executives exhibited similar patterns of behavior in preparing content for the upcoming Apple TV+ video service. Citing sources familiar with …

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Cowardly kowtowing to China means Hong Kong blood is on Apple’s hands

It’s easy to sum up one of today’s most pressing geopolitical issues: American companies must choose whether to apply American standards to their foreign operations, or follow foreign standards — no matter how inapposite they be to U.S. employees and customers — when doing business outside U.S. borders. Thanks to its dealings in China, Apple …

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Blizzard gamers complain they cannot boycott firm over China

Image copyright Activision Blizzard Gamers are complaining they are unable to delete their Activision Blizzard accounts, as they attempt to show solidarity with an e-sports competitor. The US publisher caused controversy by placing a 12-month ban on a player who had voiced support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sunday. Users say they get …

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China Masters Political Propaganda for the Instagram Age

Lu Yingxin has been singing “My People, My Country” for the past week. An earnest propaganda anthem from 1985, the song typically wouldn’t stand a chance against Taylor Swift, K-pop and other modern tunes the 18-year-old college student and her friends like to listen to. Then, on Sunday, Ms. Lu and her roommates saw a …

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A day in the life of… Jonathan Smith, CEO & founder of China marketing specialist Hot Pot China – Econsultancy

Jonathan Smith is CEO and founder at China marketing specialist Hot Pot China. Hot Pot has worked with brands such as Ted Baker and Canada Goose, using their deep understanding of the Chinese market and consumer behaviour, combined with rigorous data-driven measurement and analysis. Let’s hear more from Smith on strategy, planning and digital execution …

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