India bans Tiktok and 58 other Chinese apps

India since last month has embarked on a severe policy of deleting applications of Chinese origin on its territory. Among the deleted apps is one of the most popular video social networks Tiktok.

The government of India announced the blocking of 59 applications because they would be "engaged in activities ... prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India". When we look at the list of the 59 banned applications, we notice that they are all of Chinese origin. The government never publicly mentioned that it would target China, but that remark was enough to heat the Internet.

One of the reasons Indian Internet users might react negatively against government actions may be that most of the banned applications are heavily used in India. This is the case of TikTok which is used by 600 million Indians.


List of banned applications in India

The banning of Chinese apps had already started last month. On June 29, 59 apps were banned. Last Monday of this July, the Government of India banned 47 more apps which were related to the already banned apps. These are essentially clones of those already banned. That's not all, 275 other apps are on the government's radar. Among these applications, one of games India's most popular, PUBG. For the rest, here is the list of applications already banned:

2. Shareit
4. UC browser
5. Baidu map
6. Shein
7.Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
9. Hello
10. Likee
11. YouCam makeup
12. MiCommunity
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15.APUS Browser
17. Club Factory
18. Newsdog
19. Beutry More
20. WeChat
21. UC News
23. Weibo
25.QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
28. Selfie City
29.Mail Master

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-Hide
40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
41. DU Cleaner
42. FROM Browser
43. Hago Play With New Friends
44. CamScanner
45. Clean Master - Cheetah Mobile
46. ​​Wonder Camera
47. Photo Wonder
48.QQ Player
49. We Meet
50.Sweet Selfie

51. Baidu Translate
52. Vmate
53.QQ International
54.QQ Security Center
55.QQ Launcher
56.U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58.Mobile Legends
59. FROM Privac

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Why these deletions of applications from the India playstore

The reasons for this action by the Government of India are said to be essentially political. India suspects China of spying by collecting personal data from its neighbor via the most downloaded applications.

Voltage which is developing between India and China is not new. We must take into account a recent event. Exchanges of fire between the Chinese and Indian soldiers on the border and India, which is demanding justice to compensate the families of the victims.

As of this writing, the United States of America, Japan and Pakistan are interested in ways to limit the use of the TikTok app. This interest could go as far as its total suppression in their countries.

In this battle we seem to be beating TikTok, to defend ourselves, its spokesperson said ” TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key executives in safety, security, product and public policy here in the United States,… We have never provided any user data to the Chinese government, and we also wouldn't if asked".




It appears that the Trump administration has been successful in convincing other countries to restrict China's actions in their countries. While many have not acted in a strong manner like India and the United States, doubts and suspicions about Beijing's processing of personal data are hovering. You may be interested in China: The "father" of the first GMO baby is sentenced to 3 years in prison et File search 1.1: New application made in Togo


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