Search engine giant Google has removed popular Hong Kong pro-democracy mapping app WhatsGap from its app store.
WhatsGap is an app used to identify retailers that are in support of Hong Kong's democracy.
Google told ZDNet the removal of WhatsGap was sparked by "sensitive content" that was being published on the app.
"We have a long-standing policy prohibiting apps that lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalise on serious ongoing conflicts or tragedies," a Google spokesperson told ZDNet.
"After careful review, we found this app to be violating that particular policy and suspended it, as we have done with similar attempts to profit from other high-profile events such as earthquakes, crises, suicides and conflicts."
But unlike Apple, which pulled HKmap.live from its app store last October, WhatsGap can be reinstalled on Android.
Google now joins Apple, Blizzard, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) -- all of which have bowed down to growing pressure from China.