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Ma Yun was summoned by Indian court and wechat was forced to stop serving! Yes, we welcome investment from Chinese enterprises?

via:驱动之家     time:2020/7/27 16:19:00     readed:237

Introduction: in 2015, modi said: Chinese enterprises are welcome to invest in India.

For Chinese science and technology enterprises, India has been doing things one after another.

In the past, the Indian government took a hard hand and banned 59 mobile apps from China at the end of June, including tiktok, wechat, QQ, UC browser, etc., which caused people's attention.

But it's not enough.

Recently, it seems that India is trying to make things bigger: one of China's most famous entrepreneurs, Alibaba founder Ma Yun, has been summoned directly by a local court in India.

In addition, there is one thing that has attracted the attention of the people

Why did Indian courts summon Ma Yun?

Simply put, because of a former UC employee.

On July 26, Reuters reported, citing a court document dated July 20, that pushpandra Singh Parmar, a former employee of Alibaba's UC web, accused the company of censoring content unfavorable to China and showing false news in UC browser and UC news.

The employee claimed the move was intended

It is worth mentioning that the employee also made a big claim to Alibaba for 268000 US dollars (about 1880000 yuan).

The document was issued by a local court in gurugram, a satellite city in New Delhi, India. The court issued subpoenas to Alibaba, Ma Yun himself and about a dozen individuals and enterprises, asking them to appear in court on July 29 or appear in court through lawyers, according to the document.

Not only that, the judge also asked Alibaba and its executives to give a written response within 30 days.

According to foreign media reports, in the more than 200 pages of court documents, the employee named Parmar Hindi-language headlines, one of which was

The truth is, the Rs 2000 bill wasn't banned, and there was no war between India and Pakistan in 2018

However, Ma Yun is more and more difficult to find

The reason why this matter has attracted attention is, of course, because Ma Yun was involved in the court documents.

Foreign media reported on July 26 citing UC India statement that the company said

However, the paradox is that Alibaba soon told ifnance that the announcement was not an official response from Alibaba.

Lei Feng noted that although there was no official response, Wang Shuai, chairman of the Alibaba Market Relations Committee, was in the circle of friends

UC India has indeed received such a notice that UC India is following the process. As for Ma Yun, I don't know. It's getting harder to find him after he retires. I've been looking for him all day.


According to Lei feng.com, the last time Ma Yun appeared in public and was publicly reported by the media was July 22, when he appeared in Zhuji climbing Torreya Forest Park in Shaoxing.

Of course, the Indian court to summon Ma Yun, Ma Yun after hearing it is expected to laugh

Lei Feng learned that on March 30, 2015, modi met with Ma Yun at the prime minister's office in New Delhi, and the two sides held talks for more than 50 minutes. The topics covered India's Internet development, establishment of online credit payment system, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, and promotion of India's economic growth.

Later, in May, Modi arrived in Shanghai on his trip to China, where he was

After the meeting, modi also held Ma Yun for a long time.

It is worth mentioning that at that time, modi also said at the round table meeting that Chinese enterprises were welcome to invest in India.

Now, five years have passed. When the Indian government announced that 59 Chinese apps had been banned, I wonder if modi could hear the sound on his face.

Wechat has stopped service in India

Among the 59 apps banned by the Indian government, there are tiktok with byte skipping, UC news and UC browser of Alibaba, and wechat and QQ of Tencent.

How can Tencent survive when byte skipping and Alibaba have been targeted?

Lei Feng network (official account: Lei Feng net) noted that the latest news shows that after nearly one month of prohibit, Tencent's WeChat has stopped serving India users.

In fact, after the ban, wechat was removed from the Indian market by Google play and Apple App store as early as early July.

Specifically, if a user's wechat ID is registered with an Indian mobile phone number, he / she will be forced to log out and cannot log in again, even if he / she is using VPN. However, if it is a wechat ID registered or bound with a Chinese mobile phone number, it can still be used in India.

When the affected wechat ID is logged out, relevant users will receive a message from wechat official:

According to Indian law, we are unable to provide you with wechat service at present. We attach importance to every user. Data security and privacy are the most important for us. We are in contact with the relevant departments and hope to resume service in the future.


Screenshot from: zhixiang.com

According to zhixiang.com, Tencent set up a team in India as early as 2012, and relied on this team to obtain 25 million users. However, wechat did not achieve great success in the Indian market because of its acclimatization.

Even so, for Indian users who rely on wechat to communicate with their Chinese partners, the suspension of wechat services is still a blow.

Of course, for wechat, the loss of Indian market and users is undoubtedly a major setback in the process of its internationalization. Conversely, as the main user of wechat is in the Chinese market, the impact on the overall user base of wechat is not big.

According to Lei feng.com, by the end of the first quarter of 2020, the combined monthly active accounts of wechat and wechat reached 1.202 billion.


Judging from the current situation, India may still have to target China in a short period of time, especially in terms of science and technology.

No matter Ma Yun was summoned by the local court of India, or wechat stopped serving in India, India did not release any goodwill. At the same time, although these have hindered the development of Chinese science and technology enterprises in the Indian market, India may also face the impact of the severe politicization of science and technology and economic issues.

This is a double-edged sword.


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