‘Kore music’ app ‘KORE MUSIC’ DEALINGS: The Hindu
A Korean music app is facing an onslaught of criticism after it was recently banned in China.
The app, called Kore Music, was launched by Korean developers in October 2016 and launched on Android in March 2017.
The company was one of the first Korean apps to be removed from Google Play in the country, where it had more than 10 million users.
However, it has since been restored by Google Play.
Its popularity in China has now increased significantly, and the company has even managed to attract the attention of China’s government.
“Kore Music” has now been banned in the People’s Republic of China, according to Chinese officials.
The ban, however, only affects the country’s version of the app, which was released for Android in 2017.
“The reason why they (the Chinese government) banned the app is because it’s a bad app,” an unnamed official said on Sina Weibo, China’s version for the Chinese Internet.
“If the app can be used in China, why wouldn’t it be used anywhere?”
Kore Music is one of a number of apps that have been banned by Chinese authorities, as well as by the country itself.
Other apps that were banned include the popular “Chinese app store” in July 2016 and the Chinese app market in September 2017.
China’s app ban has come as a blow to Google Play, which had previously been hailed as a “great platform for China to showcase its artists and artists” in its native country.
The Chinese government has also taken an interest in the Korean app market, and in February, it banned an app that had been used by Korean artists to promote their albums in the region.
The country has also reportedly been cracking down on app-making companies like Apple and Microsoft, who have launched their own apps in the market.
“A ban is a ban, but not in this case,” said Kang Min-sik, director of the Korea Computer Science University’s Centre for the Study of Software Applications.
“These restrictions are not based on any good reasons.”
Kang, who was in China earlier this week to discuss the issue with his colleagues, said he was not surprised by the latest ban.
“It’s not a new thing, there’s been an ongoing crackdown on the Korean App Store, and Korea has been cracking things down on developers,” he said.
“So, it’s not as if [the Korean government] is just banning a bad thing.”
Kang said that if the Chinese government bans Kore Music it would be “a big mistake”.
He added that the government has “no intention of allowing other apps” to be made available in China in the future.
Kang also said that it would make sense for the app to be returned to the market, since the Korean developers have made it a “priority” to promote the app.
Kang said he would personally contact the developers to make sure they could return the app back to the Chinese market.
The developers have also started a petition to the government.
Kang declined to elaborate on why he had banned the apps.
“I don’t want to speculate on any of it,” he told The Hindu.
“All I can say is that I am concerned that the app was made to promote and promote the [Korean] government’s agenda, so I’m going to make a lot of phone calls.”
Kang did not respond to requests for comment from The Hindu, and he said that he did not want to comment on the petition.
“As a government official, I can’t comment on things that are private, private business.
I don’t have a private life, so all I can do is explain to people that I’m concerned about the situation,” Kang said.