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.
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)
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...
Right! could be Sudanese, Japanese, or anything with "knees"
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.
Oh well, I suppose the clue was in the thread title
H8rs gon h8...