Video streaming platform Bilibili has responded to the government-imposed removal of its app from Chinese apps stores by saying that the company intends to fully cooperate with authorities.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), along with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Public Security and three other government agencies, has led a crackdown on low-quality and pirated content, in which Bilibili was targeted.

The sanctions, which were imposed on 19 video platforms, were a result of “vulgar, violent, pornographic or pirated content, and promoting distorted information,” according to authorities. Bilibili’s app has been removed for a period of one month, from July 26 to August 25.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.