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59 Chinese apps banned in India

via:CnBeta     time:2020/7/1 12:41:14     readed:142

After the Kwai Yin government announced that the ban includes overseas applications such as Tiktok, UC browser, WeChat, tiktok overseas, Kwai, Baidu map, and map 59 China Internet Corporation, the series of consequences have already been revealed: India's government has issued a notice.After the ban was issued, tiktok has taken the initiative to remove its shelves from the IOS app store and Google play, and has actively banned Indian users from accessing apps and websites; other apps have also been listed on the list of IP addresses banned by the Ministry of telecommunications of India.


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Previously, we have reported that the Indian government issued a media announcement on its official website, saying that "the government has banned 59 mobile applications, which are detrimental to India's national sovereignty integrity, national defense security and public order". China is not mentioned in the full text of the announcement, but according to the list of banned applications attached, these applications are basically developed by Chinese Internet companies.


Many users said that when they opened the tiktok app, an error message would pop up, pointing out that the app was subject to the ban of the Indian government and could no longer provide services. Opening tiktok's website in India will prompt a similar message.

However, other apps on the ban list could still be downloaded and opened, including Alibaba's UC browser and cross-border e-commerce clubfactory.

Then, late Tuesday local time, the Department of telecommunications formally gave operators instructions to shut down access to these apps in India.

According to the media ettelecom, the Ministry of telecommunications of India has provided Internet service providers with two lists, including the domain names and IP addresses of the 59 apps mentioned above. Operators are required to prohibit access to these domain names and IP addresses, and require them to submit a compliance report immediately to prove that they have made the above-mentioned treatment.

Before the Ministry of telecommunications of India officially provided the order to operators, the banned companies had different reactions: for example, tiktok, the most prominent one, chose to take the initiative to take off its own app in the app store of IOS and Android, and banned Indian users from visiting, but other apps were still in the state of being accessible and downloadable.

According to techcrunch, tiktok has 200 million monthly users in India. It has been downloaded and installed 2 billion times worldwide, of which India contributed more than 600 million. Other apps on the list are also very popular in India. Together with 59 banned apps, there were more than 500 million monthly active users last month and 330 million downloads in the second quarter of this year.

Vicky Xiao

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