Jessica Goodfellow
Oct 18, 2019

Backed into a corner, Apple must now decide where its long-term allegiance lies

Apple may be forced to weigh up whether operating in China — its third largest market — is worth the degradation of its global reputation.

Apple store in Shanghai

Apple “had few options” but to bow to Chinese rule and pull an app that was being used by Hong Kong protestors from its store, but it must now decide whether it can survive in China in the long term, according to corporate affairs expert David Wolf.

The electronics giant last week found itself in the eye of the China-Hong Kong storm following its decision to remove two apps for reasons related to the...

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