India bans 43 applications: China warns of ‘damage’ to relations

“We are strongly opposed to the Indian party’s repeated use of‘ national security ’as an excuse to ban some mobile applications with a Chinese background,” Ji Rong, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in India, said on Wednesday.

The statement banned a further 43 applications following an announcement by the Government of India on Tuesday, many of them are Chinese. There are many applications from the Chinese e-commerce giant Ali Baba (MIDWIFE), including AliExpress shopping platform, workplace DingTalk messaging tool and Taobao Live streaming site, are listed. Alibaba did not respond immediately to the request for comments. Dating apps have also been hit by the ban.
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“This measure is based on information related to these applications to engage in activities that may violate India’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense, state security and public order,” the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Informatics said in a statement.

In response, the Chinese embassy said Beijing had always demanded that Chinese companies operating overseas abide by international rules and local laws.

Indian officials have now banned more than 200 mostly Chinese applications – including the wildly popular TikTok video platform – over the past five months.

Relations between India and China have deteriorated since the deadly border clash in June.

This case, in which 20 Indian soldiers died, was called for rest and dismissal. But talks between Indian and Chinese officials failed and tensions have spread to the more than $ 80 billion trade relationship between Asia’s two largest powers.
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Many Native Americans have asked for a boycott of Chinese goods and services, especially from China’s dominant technology industry.

Beijing has once again cracked down on the pressure campaign on Wednesday, calling on India to “protect the legitimate rights and interests of international investors, including Chinese companies,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

“The Indian side must immediately remedy this discriminatory practice so as not to cause more harm to the cooperation between the two parties,” the spokesman added.

– Swati Gupta and Shawn Deng contributed to the report.