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Chinese app on ‘education’ raises concern

The app ‘Xuexi Qiangguo’ or ‘Study to make China strong’ has accumulated 130 million users since its launch by the Communist Party’s propaganda arm in January.

A widely downloaded Chinese propaganda app that quizzes users on Communist Party heroes and military achievements may be “studying them right back” through data collection, Open Technology Fund, a U.S.-based internet freedom campaign group, says.

The app — called “Xuexi Qiangguo” or “Study to make China strong” — has accumulated 130 million users since its launch by the Communist Party’s propaganda arm in January. Marketed as an education tool, it “maintains a level of access that no app would normally have over a user’s device”, said OTF.

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