The Chinese government wants those working for central government agencies to use locally made phones like the Mate 60 Pro
Back in September, China denied having issued the initial ban on the iPhone but did complain about security issues on Apple’s smartphones. A version of a press release released by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said in translation, “We noticed that there have been many media reports about security incidents concerning Apple phones.” When the Ministry released the English-language transcript of the release, it omitted the word “media” which greatly changed the meaning of the release.
With the word “media” included in the Chinese version of the press release, it sounds like Chinese officials merely learned about security problems with the iPhone by reading about it in online phone blogs. The English-language version of the same release, without the word “media” included, mades it sound as though Chinese iPhone users experienced the security problems firsthand. The U.S. responded at the time by calling China’s iPhone ban an “inappropriate retaliation.”