...technology can be used for good or for ill. This case is no different.
-- Tim Cook quoted by Stephen Nellis, Reuters
Evidently this technology was used for more ill than good? Anyway, throw this one on the pile of U.S. companies and the NBA (so far) that are falling all over themselves trying to placate the Chinese, without offending their domestic audience (too much).
Related: In 1936 many countries kept their Jewish athletes out of the Summer Olympic Games, so as not to offend the Nazis.