Apple has censored a Tibet-related book app for iPad and iPhone from the App Store in China! The app contained three books by Chinese writer Wang Lixiong, two of which discuss Beijing's repression in Tibet and East Turkestan. By censoring information to appease the Chinese government, Apple has turned itself into one of the world's largest multinational accomplices of censorship and repression.
Sign this petition to demand Apple return the 'Jingdian Shucheng' app to the App Store and stop facilitating the Chinese government's suppression of information and repression of free thinking.
- CEO, Apple Headquarters
I'm appalled to learn that you have removed 'Jingdian Shucheng,' an ebook app for iPad and iPhone, from the App Store, simply because it contained three books by Chinese scholar Wang Lixiong, including one about Tibet and another about East Turkestan.
By removing an app to appease the Chinese government, you have turned Apple into an instrument of censorship and repression.
At this critical moment, when Chinese people are in dire need of the knowledge and information about the reality of Tibet that writers like Wang Lixiong provide through their books, Apple is shutting the door on exchange and understanding between Chinese and Tibetans.
The United Nations affirmed "internet freedom" as a basic human right in 2012. Sadly, not only has Apple failed to respect this value, you have become an active partner in crushing it.
I urge you to immediately return 'Jingdian Shucheng' to the Apple App Store and stop facilitating the Chinese government's suppression of information and repression of free thinking.
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