India Officially Bans 59 Chinese Apps | Tiktok, UC Browser, & Shareit Included

Sujan Koirala 30 Jun, 2020

We all know that there has been tension between the two countries India & China over the border issues for the past few weeks and is on the rise. And there have been news & rumors that the former was planning to ban more than 52 Chinese applications. And now Officially the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps including some popular apps such as TikTok, UC browser, etc. 

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"The Ministry of Information Technology, invoked its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”, the Indian Government said in an official statement. 

The Indian Government further said “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace”. 

 

The complete list of the banned apps are given below:

  1. TikTok
  2. UC Browser
  3. Kwai
  4. SHAREit
  5. Baidu Map
  6. SHEIN
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. Club Factory
  9. Helo
  10. YouCam Makeup
  11. Likee
  12. Mi Community
  13. WeChat
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. DU Battery Saver
  18. NewsDog
  19. BeautyPlus
  20. CM Browser
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault
  40. DU Cache Cleaner
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. HAGO – Play With New Friends
  44. CamScanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. WeMeet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. UV Video
  57. VFly-Status Videos, Status Maker, New Video Status
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy Vault

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The ban comes as no surprise as the Indian government was prepared for the action as it has been said that several of the Chinese apps were accused of transferring user data to servers. The growing tension between the two countries over border issues now has taken a new route & its after-effects have spilled in the world of the tech field, business, etc. So, what is your take on this matter? 

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