TikTok, WeChat, Baidu and UC Browser among 59 Chinese apps permanently banned in India
NEW DELHI: In a swee move that may lead to legal challenges and further acrimony between India and China in the digital space, the go nment has permanently banned 59 Chinese apps, and these are believed to include top ones such as ByteDance’s TikTok, Baidu, WeChat, Alibaba’s UC Browser, shop app Club Factory, Mi Video Call (aomi), and BIGO Live.
新德里：印度政府宣布禁止59款中国应用，其中包括顶级应用，如字节跳动的TikTok、微信等、购物应用Club Factory、小米视频电话(小米)和BIGO Live，此举或加剧印度和中国之间在数字领域的争执。
All the permanently banned apps had already been censured in the Indian internet space as part of the go nment’s unprecedented action against a total of 267 apps (in various batches) since June-end last year.
The go nment had originally initiated action against the Chinese apps under Section 69A of the IT Act, accusing them of engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of state and public order.
Others believed to have been permanently banned include SHAREit, Likee, Weibo, and aomi's Mi Community.
And omi - mother of all sins. On this Diwali 13 million omi units were sold in India. Imagine the profit that China earned. Why can’t this be banned along with other Chinese brands. Let WTO intervene. China is our enemy, we cannot and should not feed it.
High time chinese mobile companies are also banned!
Great news; well done BJP. Most Chinese APPs use India as a step stone and get huge numbers of Indian subscribers then Move into Europe and the US. TikTok did this amongst others. It will be far harder for future Chinese Apps to gain a foothold in the West now. TikTok alone lost billions when Indian banned them which encouraged the US to follow suit.
Banning chinese apps is not going to solve problems.. we have to ban Chinese laptops and Cellphones and other electronic devices. These devices are monitoring every indian every moment. I am an israel citizen and thats why we dont use any chinese equipment. Learn India Learn to value your own Technology.
This is a decision that I am 100% behind. We need to step-ups our manufacturing game in parallel. Chinese software is to be totally banned.
I am supported of BJP Govt. But I don't understand what kind of response it is ?? They capture our territory, fight & kill our soldiers and we ban their app and wait for them to act next !! Weird !!
Who even uses these apps?
Ban the Chinese companies permanently in India.
Excellent move by central go nment
China occupy lands, have clashes with India army in sikkim, built village in Arunachal pradesh, and India has marathon talks with china and finaly ban only Apps. Good going.
What the joke? Indian govt gives metro projects of hundreds of crores to Chinese companies but showing drama by banning only Chinese apps... Shameful !!
cool...lovely..!! govt. should try all necessary to gradually stop chinese invasion in other sectors as well..
Good job GOI !!!
Way to go. Chinese are furious with India getting global coverage on Vaccine. This will add further blow to their ill campaign.
Chinks occupied India, trouble our poor soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh and build a village, and Feku is showing laal aankhen and all he is doing is ban few apps.
Feku - wah. Why RSS chaddi and VHP not going to clear the villages?
BJP Government has the courage to take actions. Rest are seless.
let's not promote/buy anything Chinese. Go for swadeshi please . Jai hind
Great move by Govt of India. Stomp up the bat eating Bio-terrorist out of India asap including removing the Chinese mobile companies.
Only a patriotic go nment can take such decisions. Corrupt Scamgrass full of anti national elements was playing with sentiments of Indian people.
I wish rest of the world will follow Modi's lead.