China forces Apple to remove Skype from app store

Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp's internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country's government pointed to violations of local laws. "We have been notified by the ... ( read original story ...)

Apple removes several apps, including Skype, in China

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country’s government pointed to violations of local laws. ( read original story ...)

Vatican, China exchange art amid stall in hard diplomacy

The head of the government's China Culture Industrial Investment Fund, Zhu Jiancheng, told a Vatican news conference that he hoped the exchanges would reinforce friendship, build mutual trust and "contribute to the normalization of diplomatic relations." ( read original story ...)

China to step up property market regulation to avoid bubble risk

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up financial regulation and crack down on speculation in the property market to stabilize prices and fend off bubble risks, state television CCTV reported on Tuesday, signaling renewed efforts to rein in risks from a ... ( read original story ...)

Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

Flights were "temporarily suspended due to unsatisfactory business operations," said an employee of Air China's press office who would give only his surname, Zhang. A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said he hadn't heard about Air China's cancellation. ( read original story ...)