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Number of Apps in China Plunges Over Three Years: SCMP

The steepest decline came this year amid crackdowns on Big Tech platforms and internet content


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The biggest declines came this year, as Beijing clamped down on Big Tech platforms and introduced new data and privacy laws, the report said. Photo: Reuters

 

Chinese smartphone users have seen the number of apps available to them fall by 38.5% in the past three years, with the steepest decline coming this year amid crackdowns on Big Tech platforms and internet content, SCMP reported.

The total number of apps in Chinese app stores fell to 2.78 million by October, down from 4.52 million at the end of 2018, the report said citing data compiled from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

 

Read the full report: SCMP.

 

 

 

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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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