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Do you have a banned Chinese app on your phone? Check this list to know

The government of India announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps in India on Monday. The decision came in the wake of violent clashes between India and China at the Galwan Valley.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | June 30, 2020 | Updated 14:09 IST

Highlights

  • The government of India announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps in India on Monday
  • The anti-China sentiments have been on the rise ever since the tension escalated between the two countries at the border.
  • The apps include Tiktok, UC Browser, CamScanner and others.

The government of India announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps in India on Monday. The decision came in the wake of violent clashes between India and China at the Galwan Valley that claimed the lives of several Indian soldiers. The government, however, has not cited the clash as the reason behind the ban. They have said that the apps were removed due to privacy and security flaws that were detected on the apps.

The anti-China sentiments have been on the rise ever since the tension escalated between the two countries at the border. The move although is unprecedented but is not surprising. Everyone had an inkling about the impending ban on Chinese products including apps.

Announcing the ban on the apps, the government had said in a statement, "The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it's power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps ( see Appendix) since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order."

The apps include Tiktok, UC Browser, CamScanner and others. As per the latest developments, TikTok has already been removed from the Play Store and the App Store and some of the apps will be removed gradually. So check out the list to find out whether you have any of the banned apps in your list:-

TikTok
Shareit
Kwai
UC Browser
Baidu map
Shein
Clash of Kings
DU battery saver
Helo
Likee
YouCam makeup
Mi Community
CM Brower
Virus Cleaner
APUS Browser
ROMWE
Club Factory
Newsdog
Beauty Plus
WeChat
UC News
QQ Mail
Weibo
Xender
QQ Music
QQ Newsfeed
Bigo Live
SelfieCity
Mail Master
Parallel Space
Mi 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
We Meet
Sweet Selfie
Baidu Translate
Vmate
QQ International
QQ Security Center
QQ Launcher
U Video
V fly Status Video
Mobile Legends
DU Privacy

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