Indian government announced to ban on 118 Chinese apps, including corporate WeChat, PubG, Baidu, Alipay

The Indian government has previously announced the ban on many apps from Chinese developers. For example, Tiktok and WeChat have been blocked by the Indian government.

Since then, these apps have announced their withdrawal from the Indian market. Alibaba Group has slowed down its investment in India, but the Indian government continues to block more Chinese apps.

There are 118 Chinese apps that the Indian government recently blocked, including WeChat, Baidu Search, Alipay, and Alipay Hong Kong version.

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The reason given by the Indian government for blocking is still the so-called endangering national security and territorial integrity. “The compilation of these data, its mining, and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through the above applications, PTA issued notices to the management of above mentioned platforms for the purpose of removing dating services and to moderate live streaming content in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan,” the Authority said in a statement.

Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time therefore the Authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications.”

Via: ZDNet