India’s mass ban of Chinese apps is not over yet!
According to the technology media Techcrunch, the Indian government authorities said on November 24 that an additional 43 Chinese apps will be banned on the original basis. In the past few months, the world’s second-largest internet market had banned more than 175 apps “connecting with China”.
Like previous bans, Indian authorities have raised cybersecurity concerns this time around. “These actions are based on the funding of these APPs and these activities undermine India’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense, national security and public order,” India’s IT ministry said in a statement.
India’s IT ministry also said it “issued an order to block these apps based on a comprehensive report provided by the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre of the Ministry of Home Affairs.”
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It is reported that the banned apps include Tencent-backed popular short video service Snack Video (an overseas version of Kuaishou, which has soared to the top of the list in recent months), as well as e-commerce app AliExpress (Alibaba’s AliExpress). ), shipping app Lalamove and shopping app Taobao Live.
The full list of apps involved in this ban is as follows:
AliSuppliers Mobile App
AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
Lalamove India – Delivery App
Drive with Lalamove India
CamCard – Business Card Reader
CamCard – BCR (Western)
Soul- Follow the soul to find you
Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
AsianDate: find Asian singles
FlirtWish: chat with singles
Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
Tubit: Live Streams
First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
Rela – Lesbian Social Network
MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
WeTV – TV version
WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
Island 2: Ashes of Time
BoxStar (Early Access)
Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
Munchkin Match: magic home building
Conquista Online II
Currently, there doesn’t appear to be any Chinese apps left in the top 500 apps used in India.
The ban involves many apps, but previously banned apps, including Tencent’s “PUBG Mobile” game and TikTok, have identified India as the largest overseas market and are exploring ways to return to India. In recent weeks, PUBG has registered a local entity in India, partnered with Microsoft to meet server needs, and has publicly claimed to invest $100 million in India.
In June this year, China and India had a military conflict in the Himalayas, and more than 20 Indian soldiers were killed. China has not released specific casualty data. As the conflict between the two countries escalated, more and more people posted videos of smashing Chinese-made mobile phones, TVs and other products to boycott Chinese-made products. “Boycott China” sentiment has become increasingly popular on social media in India.
In response to India’s new ban, on November 25, according to the official WeChat account of the Chinese Embassy in India, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, Counselor Ji Rong, said in response to a reporter’s question that China firmly opposes India’s repeated use of “national security” as a priority. An excuse to ban mobile apps with Chinese backgrounds.
Counselor Ji Rong said that the Chinese government has always required Chinese overseas companies to abide by international rules, operate in compliance with laws and regulations, and respect public order and good customs. business environment and redress this discriminatory practice that violates WTO rules. China and India do not pose a threat to each other and are opportunities for each other’s development. The two sides should, on the basis of dialogue and consultation, bring China-India economic and trade relations back to the right path of benefiting the people of the two countries and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also responded at a regular press conference.
Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese side expresses serious concern about the relevant statement of the Indian side. The spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in India has made a statement on this. Since June this year, the Indian side has banned mobile apps with Chinese background for four times in a row under the pretext of safeguarding national security. Some of these actions clearly violate market principles and WTO rules, and seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies. China firmly opposes this.
Zhao Lijian pointed out that the Chinese government has always required Chinese companies to conduct foreign cooperation on the basis of abiding by international rules and local laws and regulations. The Indian government has the responsibility to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of international investors, including Chinese companies, in accordance with market principles. The nature of China-India economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win results. more damage.