China to Tighten Oversight on Apple

A Chinese regulator said it would heighten supervision over Apple Inc.’s consumer-rights practices as state media continued to attack the company over its after-sales policies.

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on Thursday that it would tighten oversight of Apple and other specified electronics companies. The statement came on the fourth day that the People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, ran articles critical of the Cupertino, Calif., company’s warranty policy for its iPhones and computers.

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