Apple told New York Times that the company was forced to remove some of its voice and video calling apps from the Chinese Apple App Store in order to comply with Chinese laws.
”We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law. Therefore these apps have been removed from the app store in China. These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business.”
Skype is only one of many victims of China’s increasingly strict Internet control policy, also known as the Great Firewall. Same fate struck Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and more. Google’s Gmail and YouTube are also out of reach for the citizens of China.
I guess that, if you like your internets, you better not move to China.