Amazon to Cancel App Store Services in China in July

More foreign companies are retreating from China as Beijing continues its clampdown.

U.S. e-shopping giant Amazon will soon shut down one of its services in China for the second time this year.

In an email sent out Tuesday, Amazon said starting July 17th, the company will suspend its App Store services in China.

The notice didn’t give a reason for the departure.

The news comes as the business environment for American companies in China continues shifting for the worse. In recent months, several companies’ offices have been raided by Chinese police. What’s more, a new regulation makes it easier for the Chinese regime to accuse foreign companies of so-called espionage.

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