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    China has removed 105 apps including that of U.S. travel firm TripAdvisor Inc from app stores in the country, under a new campaign to cleanse stores of apps it deems spread content related to pornography, prostitution, gambling and violence.


    https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/China-removes-TripAdvisor-as-it-cleanses-app-stores
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    U.S. travel firm TripAdvisor Inc
    Paving the way for trip.com exclusivity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Paving the way for trip.com exclusivity...
    Exactly what it is all about. It’s not the racism, or hotels with affiliation to prostitution, or support for democracy that makes China ban stuff. It’s what gives the PRC the excuse to ban stuff while pretending to play by the rules. They never wanted these things in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er2:
    Exactly what it is all about. It’s not the racism, or hotels with affiliation to prostitution, or support for democracy that makes China ban stuff. It’s what gives the PRC the excuse to ban stuff while pretending to play by the rules. They never wanted these things in the first place.
    Whereas banning TikTok was a fair and balanced national security decision only

    About 12 years ago China banned FaceBook, which gave AliBaba, TenCent and others the space to grow and innovate, and leapfrog the west in various areas (eg. payments)

    Sometimes developing countries need to restrict competition, to give their own industries space to grow (S Korea and Japan also have form here)
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    Lol. As if I would defend Trumps Tiktoks nonsense. Find someone else if you want to argue this point.

    And if you think that Alipay leapfrogs Apple/Google/Samsung pay, convince the masters up north to allow competition and see what happens...


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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Whereas banning TikTok was a fair and balanced national security decision only

    About 12 years ago China banned FaceBook, which gave AliBaba, TenCent and others the space to grow and innovate, and leapfrog the west in various areas (eg. payments)

    Sometimes developing countries need to restrict competition, to give their own industries space to grow (S Korea and Japan also have form here)
    please spare us the China developing country bs
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    Right! could be Sudanese, Japanese, or anything with "knees"


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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Whereas banning TikTok was a fair and balanced national security decision only

    About 12 years ago China banned FaceBook, which gave AliBaba, TenCent and others the space to grow and innovate, and leapfrog the west in various areas (eg. payments)
    Leapfrog? I don't see how Alipay and WeChat are innovative. They just have the government support to become the new de-facto banks for a lot of folks who did not have any bank account before. That's why it's so ubiquitous. Nothing innovative about it.

    In the West, everybody has traditional bank accounts, Credit Cards, and if people want to exchange money between friends, there is venmo, paypal etc... That's why there is no WeChat or Alipay solution. Also, WeChat/Alipay have everything in one hand. Very attractive to the CCP, as it's much easier to control and influence.

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    Oh well, I suppose the clue was in the thread title

    H8rs gon h8...


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