India Trashed 59 Chinese apps and Send a Strong Message to China

India Trashed 59 Chinese apps and Send a Strong Message to China

As you know, China itself did not allow any external Social Media platforms to operate in China, then why should other countries allow Chinese apps to operate in their country?

Government of India gave an answer to this question.

Amid India-China border tension, the Indian government on 29th, June 2020, imposed a ban on 59 Chinese mobile application. The ban also includes the well-known social media application “Tik-Tok”.

The decision came after the face-off incident between Indian-Chinese soldiers at Galwan valley on June 15. In this horrific incident, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives. China also lost their more than 35 soldiers but they didn’t tell any number officially.

According to the Government reports, these applications accused of collecting sensitive data of the users.  

Banned Chinese apps list in India

  1. TikTok
  2. UC Browser
  3. Share it
  4. Clash of Kings
  5. Likee
  6. Shein
  7. Kwai
  8. YouCam makeup
  9. Helo
  10. Baidu map
  11. DU battery saver
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. ROMWE
  15. APUS Browser
  16. Virus Cleaner
  17. Club Factory
  18. WeChat
  19. Beauty Plus
  20. Newsdog
  21. UC News
  22. Xender
  23. ES File Explorer
  24. QQ Mail
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. Parallel Space
  29. Mail Master
  30. SelfieCity
  31. Mi Video Call — Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. Weibo
  34. Viva Video — QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault-Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. CamScanner
  45. Sweet Selfie
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. DU Privacy
  49. We Meet
  50. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. U Video
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. Vmate
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. QQ Player

Among all 59 applications, the most famous is Tik-Tok. It is a short video format social media application with more than 1 billion downloads on Google Play Store. The ban imposed under section 69a of the Information Technology Act. 

After this ban, a big question arises that Why we are allowing outer social media whereas China did not allow any?

In June 2009, the Chinese Government blocked social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Gmail, Google, and others. They have strict policies of censorship and surveillance on Internet usage. 

On the other hand, the Indian Government allowed foreign applications, as The Constitution of India offers freedom of expression to the citizens. These social media applications not only connect the users socially but also provides a platform for the citizens to express their thoughts and ideas. The Chinese government introduced “The Great Firewall of China” to regulate internet domestically. They want to control the interaction of their citizens with other countries using these social media platforms. The ban resulted in the growth of their local social media platforms. The use of these local platforms helps the government to regulate internet usage.

As the foreign applications are ruling the market and they are quite popular among the users. Indian-based social media platforms did not get the opportunity to compete with them.

Now with the recent ban, it is a great opportunity for Indian social media platforms to mark their presence in the country.

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