The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) in Beijing disclosed the names of the first batch of apps that have submitted business data to the regulatory agency. This indicates that China is beginning to enforce new regulations that require app stores and mobile apps to provide detailed business information to the government.
CAC has notified app service providers to submit documents to the agency. The list includes a total of 26 companies, such as Tencent, Huawei, Ant Group, Baidu, Xiaomi, and Samsung, who have registered their documents with the agency. However, Apple’s App Store is not among the list of submissions.
It is still unclear whether Apple’s App Store has complied with the new regulations imposed by CAC. However, experts suggest that Apple’s compliance might lead to the removal of thousands of apps from the App Store in China.
CAC announced in June of last year that app stores must provide certain business information; otherwise, if illegal content is found during inspections, legal actions will be taken.
TLDR: China’s Cyberspace Administration has revealed the first batch of apps that have submitted business data to the regulatory agency. This signifies the implementation of new regulations requiring app stores and mobile apps to disclose detailed business information to the Chinese government. While many companies have complied, Apple’s App Store submission is still pending, potentially leading to the removal of numerous apps from the Chinese market.