China rolls out propaganda app for military iPhone, iPad

China’s Ministry of Defense has designed an official app for iPhones and iPads that will enable the country’s troops to stay abreast of the latest news and events associated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), reports Adam Rawnsley at Wired’s Danger Room blog.

The newsreader app allows users to access press releases, pictures and video from official military outlets such as the PLA Daily newspaper and the defense ministry.

Users can’t access the Apple app store through the devices, though, and some news outlets speculate that China might have snubbed Apple’s stringent app development rules for its mobile military mouthpiece.

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