Government bans 47 Chinese apps, 250 apps on the radar, including PUBG developed by a Chinese company

After banning 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, the central government has now banned another 47 Chinese apps. According to media reports, all of these apps have been banned because they pose a threat to the country’s security and share data with the Chinese government. Officially, the government will soon release a list of all these 47 apps.

The government is also on the government’s radar with 250 Chinese apps affiliated with the Chinese company Alibaba and involved in various categories. According to the news agency PTI, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has informed the companies of the banned apps.

The government has warned that if the banned apps are re-launched in India, the government will take action against them for violating its rules.

All 47 apps are clones of previously banned apps
All banned Chinese apps were clone apps of previously banned Chinese apps. This means that these apps had all the features of the banned Chinese apps and were operated from original China.

According to reports, these apps have been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The 59 previously banned apps were also banned under the Act. The government launched a digital strike on China by banning 59 Chinese apps during the Galvan Valley border dispute in Ladakh.

Many apps can be banned, including PUBG
According to media reports, the government has compiled a list of more than 250 other Chinese apps. It also includes the popular gaming app PUBG. The app is originally from South Korea but has been developed in China. The list includes Xiaomi’s Zili, Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba’s AliExpress app, Bite Dance’s Resso and ULike.

The government may make a new law for apps
According to media reports, the central government is drafting a new law for apps. Government agencies are working to draft a new law. New rules may be introduced to enhance cybersecurity and protect the data of Indian users.

The US and Australia also hinted at banning the Chinese app
More than 59 Chinese apps have been banned in India, including TikTok. The US and Australia have signaled the banning of several Chinese apps, including TikTok. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized China on the pretext of Tiktok.

The Indian government had earlier banned 59 Chinese apps threatening the country’s security. Here is a list of all these banned apps:

  • TikTok
  • Shareit
  • Kwai
  • UC Browser
  • Baidu map
  • Shein
  • Clash of Kings
  • DU battery saver
  • Hello
  • Like
  • YouCam makeup
  • My Community
  • CM Browser
  • Virus Cleaner
  • APUS Browser
  • Club Factory
  • Newsdog
  • Beauty Plus
  • WeChat
  • UC News
  • QQ Mail
  • Weibo
  • Xender
  • QQ Music
  • QQ Newsfeed
  • Bigo Live
  • SelfieCity
  • Mail Master
  • Parallel Space
  • My Video Call – Xiaomi
  • WeSync
  • ES File Explorer
  • Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  • Meitu
  • Vigo Video
  • New Video Status
  • DU Recorder
  • Vault- Hide
  • Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  • DU Cleaner
  • DU Browser
  • Hago Play With New Friends
  • Cam Scanner
  • Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  • Wonder Camera
  • Photo Wonder
  • QQ Player
  • V Meet
  • Sweet Selfie
  • Baidu Translate
  • Vmate
  • QQ International
  • QQ Security Center
  • QQ Launcher
  • U Video
  • V fly Status Video
  • Mobile Legends
  • DU Privacy

All 59 of these banned Chinese apps have been blocked by Google on the Play Store and Apple on the App Store. By no means do Indian users access these banned apps?

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