The app displays an error message instead of news articles, possibly in an effort to avoid running afoul of Chinese censorship policies.
HONG KONG - Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign of how difficult it can be for foreign companies to manage the strict rules governing media and online expression there.
The Apple News app, which the company announced in June, is available only to users in the United States, though it is being tested in Britain and Australia. Customers who already downloaded the app by registering their phones in the United States can still see content in it when they travel overseas but they have found that it does not work in China.
I've been told, by multiple sources, that corporate VPNs have no trouble getting through the "Great Firewall of China". What commercial VPN providers can tourists in China use?
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