Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Aug 2014 18:01 UTC, submitted by themwagency

Apple Inc products such as laptops and tablets are not banned from Chinese government procurement lists, according to the country's chief procurement center, refuting a report claiming Apple was blacklisted on national security concerns.

According to a Bloomberg News report published on Wednesday, 10 Apple products, including MacBook laptops and iPad tablets, were taken off a government list of approved hardware due to security concerns.

The Central Government Procurement Centre, as well as the finance ministry and Apple, said the company never applied to be on the list in the first place.

Earlier reports were wrong.

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v Foul play
by SunOS on Fri 8th Aug 2014 19:02 UTC
RE: Foul play
by WorknMan on Fri 8th Aug 2014 19:10 UTC in reply to "Foul play"
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Report was probably sponsored by Samsung to exaggerate the insecurity of iDevices.

Nah, anytime somebody is quoting 'people familiar with the matter', you can bet money it's actually coming from 'people who want more page views ...'

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Comment by Lorin
by Lorin on Sat 9th Aug 2014 09:00 UTC
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No one requests to be put on the list, the Government either puts you there or not, amounts to a ban just the same.

Edited 2014-08-09 09:01 UTC

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RE: Comment by Lorin
by kwan_e on Sat 9th Aug 2014 17:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by Lorin"
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Don't know why you got voted up. It's like you and the voter didn't even read the article.

No one requests to be put on the list, the Government either puts you there or not

First of all, reading the article, it's not "the government", but specific ministries of the Chinese government. Second, where do you get your information about how those ministries operate those lists? According to the article, one of the ministries involved said Apple meets the criteria for being on the list.

The list in question is a list of products that meet energy saving requirements, and doesn't prevent things not on the list from being procured.

Edited 2014-08-09 17:09 UTC

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