According to a
report from The New York Times, Apple
removed New York Times news app from the Chinese iOS App Store. The report says that Apple removed the NYTimes news
applications from App Store in China with a request from Chinese authorities. 
New York Times app now unable to be downloaded in China as Apple removed both
the English-language and Chinese-language apps from the App Store on December
23 but apps from other international publications, including The Financial
Times and The Wall Street Journal, were still available in the app store.
Apple removed New York Times news app from the Chinese iOS App Store. The report says that Apple removed the NYTimes news applications from App Store in China with a request from Chinese authorities
“For some time
now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most
users in China and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local
regulations,” Fred Sainz, an Apple spokesman, said of the Times apps. “As a
result, the app must be taken down off the China App Store. When this situation
changes, the App Store will once again offer the New York Times app for
download in China.”
Apple’s
decision to remove the app from its China store should not affect those who
have already installed it. But users in China will not be able to download new
releases unless they use another region’s app store.
Via NYT