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China refutes claim of government ban on Apple purchases

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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