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China's latest plans to regulate its domestic mobile apps industry could force smartphone manufacturers to conduct costly and time-consuming extra testing, as well as help the government track users. The new regulations have been filed with the World Trade Organisation to notify it on potential barriers to trade and match a …


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  1. James O'Brien

    Don't understand why

    If the government wants to have the apps screened more thoroughly then why don't they foot the bill or the apps in their own market. While I understand the logistics of this are daunting at the least (storage and bandwidth to start) and even though this would actually be good to get the apps which are ridiculous would be a good one.

    1. LarsG

      Re: Don't understand why

      Being seen to be doing something is not the same as tackling the problem.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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