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— So Far in 2020, India Has Banned Almost 200 Apps with China Links

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Cyber-security concerns, geo-political economic fencing, and general competitive rivalries continue to grow throughout the world.


According to Tech Crunch, India has banned 118 additional apps with linkage to China, adding to the list of 59 Chinese apps banned earlier in 2020.  The Indian government cites national cyber-security concerns as the reason for the prohibition of these apps.    India’s IT Ministry has stated that the Chinese apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order,” and that the move will help “safeguard the interests of crores (tens of millions) of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”


Chinese apps that are subject to this prohibition of use in India, include TikTok, PUPG (popular mobile game), Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms game, Mobile Taobao, Youko, and Sina News among many others.


The full article by Tech Crunch is available here:  India bans PUBG Mobile, and over 100 other Chinese apps.


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