The Indian government bans 43 Chinese apps
Earlier, the Indian government banned many apps from China for so-called security issues. The banned apps included a large number of popular apps and popular games.
The Indian government claimed that these apps and games from Chinese developers would steal the privacy of Indian people, and therefore asked Google and Apple to remove them from their stores.
Of course, it is well known that the so-called security and privacy issues are just excuses. “This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” said India’s IT Ministry in a statement.
The Indian government is promoting the development of the local Internet, and banning popular applications is also one of the measures.
After these applications were banned, local Indian developers quickly developed knockoffs and alternatives to seize the market. The Indian government hopes to promote the development of India’s mobile Internet.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India has released the latest documents on its website, which show that the agency has decided to ban 43 popular applications from China.
Banned applications include Alibaba Support Apps, Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, Business Card Almighty King, Mango TV
In addition, apps such as the Taobao lite version and DingTalk have also been banned. After the ban, these apps may no longer provide services in the Indian market.