The Indian people still can't escape the "true fragrance" law. This morning, the Global Times quoted moneycontrol finance and Economics website of India as saying that after India banned more than 200 Chinese apps, many people were still quietly using Chinese apps, such as pubg, tiktok and aliexpress.
According to one Jedi survivor, although it is difficult to know the number of people India continues to play Jedi after the ban, at least in a group of 220 people on its social networking site, everyone is as active as it was before the ban, the report said.
In this regard, netizens also make complaints about:
Large scale Zhenxiang site.
Why ban Chinese apps?
Banned Chinese apps
For Chinese enterprises, the Indian government is resolute.
Since the border conflict between China and India in May, India has started the "retaliation" mode against China.
First, targeting Chinese cargo containers has blocked customs clearance in Indian ports, and banning a large number of infrastructure projects involving Chinese App, and even Chinese enterprises.
As far as Chinese apps are concerned, the damage is the most serious and almost all of them have left the Indian market.
29 June, Ministry of Electronic Information Technology (Ministry of Electronics), India
At the end of July, 47 Chinese apps were banned.
On September 2, the Indian government banned 118 Chinese apps It includes Tencent, WeChat, WeChat, Tencent, WeChat, name card, Baidu, Sina News and PUBG, including Taobao, Youku and Taobao, NetEase's news of NetEase and "Yin Yang", "rise of Empire" and so on.
In November 24th, India blocked 43 App again, including other App of Alibaba, such as Ali express, Alipay wallet, Taobao Live, nail, and also included many social dating, App related to wedding related wedding (Adore, ChinaLove), and mango TV, WeWork China and other entertainment and office related App prohibit.
Together, India has banned 267 apps from China, including Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, byte hop and other commonly used apps of Chinese Internet companies.
The reasons for the ban are the same as before
Suspected involvement in activities endangering India's sovereignty and (territorial) integrity, India's national defense, national security and public order.
The reason sounds a bit grand.
At the same time, the Indian government also said:
Its relevant departments have received a number of complaints from various sources that the above-mentioned applications steal user data in unauthorized ways and secretly transmit them to servers outside India; the compilation of these data, the mining and analysis of hostile factors to India's national security and defense, ultimately affect India's sovereignty and integrity.
For the development of Chinese app in the Indian market, this is indeed a big resistance, but from the perspective of revenue, it can be said that the impact is not small.
After all, the base of Chinese Internet companies is still in China, and it is adding to develop overseas.
For example, China's tiktok is nearly 85% of its revenue, and about 10% comes from the US.
But for Indian netizens, Chinese apps have penetrated into the daily lives of Indian netizens.
According to app Annie, a data analytics firm, Indians spent 5.5 billion hours in tiktok in 2019. Indian users spend an average of 38 minutes a day brushing tiktok.
Many tiktok heavy users in India can't accept the news of blocking, and there is no source of happiness in the future.
In addition, China tiktok has become a popular red India and changed its destiny, like the trembling sound in China.
It is said that a tiktok Indian account with 500000 fans can make about $450 a month, which is quite a good income for Indians.
Moreover, tiktok bloggers in India said helplessly, "tiktok celebrities lost everything overnight."
Of course, compared with these social applications, what makes Indian Netizens feel uncomfortable is that some popular games are banned.
Especially the Jedi.
How hot is Jedi survival in India?
As reported in the Indian media today, even though the Indian government has explicitly banned the game, gamers do not seem to be affected. Indian users still use the game very frequently.
So, how hot is Jedi survival in India?
Data from sensor tower shows that, so far, the total download volume of Jedi survival is 734 million, of which 175 million from India, accounting for 24% of the total downloads, ranked first; China accounted for 16.7% of the total downloads, ranking second; and the United States ranked third, accounting for 6.4%.
However, in terms of profitability, Indian netizens have made little contribution.
According to sensor tower, Jedi survival made a profit of $1.3 billion in the first half of 2020, with China contributing 52% and India making a meager 0.17%.
In addition, the survival of the Jedi led to a number of spin off industries in India.
E-sports, for example.
According to the data, India's "survival of the Jedi" professional competition in 2019 has brought more than 200 million broadcasts to India, and the audience rating of the finals has reached 430 million. There are many professional teams in India built around this game.
Indian netizens once satirized the future Indian e-sports industry with an all black picture after learning that "survival of the Jedi" was to be banned. It shows that it plays an important role in Indian E-sports.
There are even netizens on twitter who have begun to offer aid to the Jedi, sending out a petition "don't ban pubgm.".
There are also India netizens make complaints about it:
"The Indian people unloaded tiktok and pubg to boycott Chinese goods, and then they don't know how to spend the rest of their lives."
To sum up, judging from the current performance, at least, the Indian people do not want to get rid of tiktok and pubg completely, after all, this affects the income sources of some Indian people.
In addition, according to Indian media reports, they found that not only individuals but also individual enterprises are still using Chinese printing software camscanner.
It can be inferred that it will take a long time for India to completely separate Chinese app from India.
Ministry of Commerce of China: firmly against
It is worth noting that China's Ministry of Commerce has also responded to India's repeated ban on Chinese apps.
At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 25, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made it clear that:
Since June this year, India has banned mobile applications with Chinese background on the pretext of "safeguarding national security" for four times in a row. Such measures obviously violate market principles and WTO rules and seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises. China firmly opposes this.
"The essence of China India Economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win. The Indian side should immediately correct this discriminatory practice, so as to avoid causing greater harm to bilateral cooperation.
But for now, it may not be a "wise" decision for the Indian people.