Apple made over $13 billion from China in the first three months of 2020 alone.

Apple has removed a popular podcast app called Pocket Casts from its App Store in China at the request of the Chinese government, the app’s makers said on Thursday.
Pocket Casts tweeted that it was contacted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the agency that regulates and censors the country’s internet, through Apple two days before the app was taken down from the store.
We believe podcasting is and should remain an open medium, free of government censorship, tweeted Pocket Casts. As such, we wont be censoring podcast content at [the CACs] request.
Apple has a long history of censoring content on its platforms in response to demands from China, a large and important market where Apple manufactures most of its products. Apple made over $13 billion nearly 15% of the companys total revenue from China in the first three months of 2020 alone.
Last year, for instance, Apple removed, an app that let people in Hong Kong track police during the countrys pro-democracy protests. It has also deleted VPN apps that let Chinese users bypass local internet censorship, as well as apps from publications like Quartz and The New York Times after they published articles critical of China. Last year, Apple also removed the Taiwan flag emoji for users in Hong Kong.