Apple pulls New York Times apps in China after government request

By Cate Cadell and Aishwarya Venugopal BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc has removed the New York Times Co's English- and Chinese-language news apps from its iTunes store in China following a request from the local authorities, the companies said separately on Thursday. The apps, which the newspaper said were removed on Dec. 23, are the latest Western services to fall foul of Chinese authorities, whose other scalps include Apple's own iBooks and iTunes Movies stores which have been blocked since April.

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