Can you believe in this story that a country puts pressure on a company to do what they want? You can say, it is a story but this is correct folks. China is disappointed with Apple and the reason is for introducing “HKmap.live” application which should be banned according to everyone. What is the exact matter, we will discuss that later. First, it is important for you to know about the app and that is “HKmap.live” which is finally removed from the App Store after facing several controversies.
I tried to include the deep knowledge about this whole matter. Let me share step by step about the app and what China said about the Apple Company. Read out the whole blog to know about it.
How “HKmap.live” actually helping the Hong Kong protestors?
The whole controversy is just about the application “HK.map.com app” which Apple launched and finally removed from app store. I will tell you how the app was playing its role against the government of China.
The app was basically for the Hong Kong users who are in protest against government policies. The point is we are surprised to see first, Apple has not agreed to launch the app then after some time it launched the app on 4th October 2019 but finally, once again they reversed their decision and remove the app from the app store. It is called out to be a mapping app that is being used for crowdsourcing the protestor and police too in Hong Kong. The application alert the people like it gives alarming situation about locations and movement of police, use of tear gas and you can say helping the protestor in many ways.
Do you think that such kind of application is required in the app store? The application like this should be banned of course.
Why Apple Company remove the app from the play store?
By understanding the feature of the app before introducing it to the app store, why Apple offered the application to users first that’s the question if they know about the app first. We can tell you the reason behind remove the app as Apple said, “Many concerned customers in Hong Kong have contacted us about this app and we immediately began investigating it. The app displays the location of police and we have verified with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminal have used it to victimized residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement.”
Do you believe in the Apple Company that this is the reason? I have raised this question because the developer of the application said something against Apple. He said there is no such evidence in fact, the evidence is 0 to support cyber security and Technology Crime Bureau accusation that the application called HKmap.live app used for motive to target police and threaten public safety.
Why Hong Kong people are in protest?
You are getting aware about the whole matter so I guess it is important for you to know the situation of the protestors. They focus on the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill which is a process to transfer of refugee not only for Taiwan but also for Mainland China and Macau. The protest started from this year since March month. Now they are protesting to demand for democracy. After knowing all things about Apple that it introduced the app, China is not happy with their decision they choose.
China already declared the application with a word “Poisonous” and said Apple helping the protestors by launching such kind of application. Even the “Chine Daily”, an English-language State Media said about the Apple Company. Let me share what they wrote, “Providing a gateway for the toxic app is hurting the feeling of the Chinese people, twisting the fact of Hong Kong affairs, and against the views and principles of the Chinese people.”
Sum it up
If you are talking about Apple then we must point out Android too because this application is also available there. This should be removed as we know Apple did a good job to remove this app from app store after facing controversies with China. So now the time is to remove it also from Google play store. Do you think that the story of this app and protest will now ending? We don’t think so because we know Apple will share more such details about this app and China controversy so not only you, even I also want to know more.
So, we will update you, if any new information we get to know about this. Till then keep reading and get in touch with us.