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Lawmaker Says US Tech Companies Should Not Assist Communist China

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Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said it is a “serious issue” that some American tech companies have chosen to please the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in order to do business in China. “I think it is really important that we recognize just how compromised these companies are, when they deal with foreign governments and try to enter foreign marketplaces,” Buck said during a recent interview with NTD. The lawmaker singled out Apple as an example, in particular over its decision to pull crowd-sourced app HKmap.live from its App Store in China. The map app was popular among Hong Kong protesters to avoid direct confrontation with the Hong Kong Police during the anti-CCP, pro-democracy protest movement of 2019 and 2020. At that time, the city’s police officers were heavily criticized for their violent handling of protesters and journalists. “When [Apple] did that, the protesters were at risk,” Buck said. “They were at …  » Read full article

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