Indian Government Bans TikTok, SHAREit, and 58 Other China Apps in India

The Government of India has banned China apps in a turn of events that took place in the country. The smartphones majorly used by the consumers are mostly from Chinese manufacturers. Now, the officials have made a big step to ban apps from Chinese as a first move to reciprocate a protest situation against China.

The banning news was roaming around the news and internet for two weeks, and now, the government today took the decision. The Ministry of Electronics and IT, India, have a press release that gave out the news about the 59 Chinese Apps getting banned in India.

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60 Chinese Apps Getting Banned In India

The news broke out first on Twitter with a list of 59 apps that are getting banned in India. Among these 59 apps, the popular one known to many audiences across the globe and made a massive clash between YouTubers was TikTok. There were many instances where TikTok got disabled on Google Play Store for different reasons in India.

60 China Apps Banned in India
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The Press Release from the Ministry of Electronics and IT stated that “Officials received many complaints through various sources about the misuse, stealing of the data through these China apps in an unauthorized manner to servers, which located outside India.” They also mentioned that this move only was taken to ensure the privacy of Indian users.

The list of the Banned China Apps in India:

  1. TikTok
  2. Mi Community
  3. Weibo
  4. WeChat
  5. SHAREit
  6. Clash of Kings
  7. DU recorder
  8. YouCam Makeup
  9. DU Battery Saver
  10. DU Browser
  11. DU Cleaner
  12. DU Privacy
  13. DU Recorder
  14. Clean Master – Cheetah
  15. Cache Cleaner
  16. DU Apps Studio
  17. Baidu Translate
  18. Baidu Map
  19. QQ Launcher
  20. QQ Security Centre
  21. QQ Player
  22. QQ Music
  23. QQ Mail
  24. QQ NewsFeed
  25. WeSync
  26. QQ International
  27. New Video Status
  28. V Fly Status Video
  29. Mobile Legends
  30. Vmate
  31. ES File Explorer
  32. Mi Video call-Xiaomi
  33. Parallel Space
  34. SelfieCity
  35. Mail Master
  36. Vault-Hide
  37. Vigo Video
  38. Bigo Live
  39. UC News
  40. UC Browser
  41. BeautyPlus
  42. Xender
  43. ClubFactory
  44. Helo
  45. LIKEE
  46. Kwai
  47. ROMWE
  48. SHEIN
  49. NewsDog
  50. Wonder Camera
  51. Photo Wonder
  52. APUS Browser
  53. VivaVideo- QU Video Inc
  54. CM Browser
  55. Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)
  56. Meitu
  57. Hago Play With New Friends
  58. Cam Scanner
  59. We Meet
  60. Sweet Selfie

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The list shows China apps that are getting banned, and they’re also some apps that come in-built with smartphones like Mi apps. The apps are still available on the Google Play Store as of now and are still usable. The next question for the government is how officials will enforce this new policy of banning in India.

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