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