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Government bans 43 new Chinese Apps

Chinese Apps banned

Chinese apps are a threat to Indian Sovereignty and Indian Defence interests

New Delhi: The Indian Government banned 43 additional apps that were related to Chinese firms under Section 69(A) of the IT Act 2000. The government has cited concerns over data extraction of Indian citizens by Chinese firms to be used against the country in-case hostilities between the countries increase.

The government initially banned 59 apps on June 29th including Tik-Tok and a second ban of over 119 apps on September the 2nd one of which was PUBG(One of the most widely played online games in the country)

 In a press release issued by the government they said, ““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.”

Relations between Beijing and New Delhi seemed to have eased a bit since both sides agreed to stand –down at the LAC after an intense 4-month face-off. This ban suggests that the threat of Chinese attacks on Indian sovereignty is still very real.

The list of banned apps is given below.

1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
2. Alibaba Workbench
3. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
4. Alipay Cashier
5. Lalamove India – Delivery App
6. Drive with Lalamove India
7. Snack Video
8. CamCard – Business Card Reader
9. CamCard – BCR (Western)
10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
13. We Date-Dating App
14. Free dating app- Singol, start your date!
15. Adore App
16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
21. FlirtWish: chat with singles
22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
23. Tubit: Live Streams
24. We Work China
25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network
27. Cashier Wallet
28. MangoTV
29. MGTV- HunanTV official TV APP
30. WeTV – TV version
31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
32. WeTV Lite
33. Lucky Live- Live Video Streaming App
34. Taobao Live
35. DingTalk
36. Identity V
37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
38. BoxStar (Early Access)
39. Heroes Evolved
40. Happy Fish
41. Jellipop Match- Decorate your dream island!
42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
43. Conquista Online II

Alibaba is China’s biggest online store

Chinese Surveillance: No one is safe.

While such bans are to ensure that the data of a common citizen cannot be used against them by a foreign power, foreign surveillance is still as dangerous as any other threat. After reports came out in September that said over 10000 influential Indians like MP’s and former Prime Ministers are under the watch of the CCP by means of Hybrid Warfare firm

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