List of China Apps Banned in India

The government of India banned 59 Chinese apps because of several reasons, including safety and privacy measure under section 69A. Section 69A is the provision that includes the Information Technology Act, which is a safeguard and blocks the public access to the information.

Banning these applications is a digital strike by India on China in the middle of LAC tension. A person who doesn’t want to reveal his identity has shown safety concern in regards to the Chinese applications. He has said that Chinese apps have been in use for a long time, and there found some safety issues like leakage of data. Not just this, but also the ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) stated about getting the same complaint from different sources. A complaint claims the misuse of applications on several devices and has been found using the data of users in an unauthorized way outside the country’s location.  

Before taking this decision, the government of India addressed all the angels. Doing this, India has shown concern to the privacy of 130 crore Indians. “It is an act under threat to sovereignty and security of our country.” Banning these apps could call a severe blow to these Chinese companies. After this, many other countries can walk the same way concerning the privacy of their natives.

Here is the list of all 59 Chinese apps banned by the government of India-

1. TikTok

2. Shareit

3. Kwai

4. UC Browser

5. Baidu Map

6. Shein

7. Clash of Kings

8. DU Battery Saver

9. Helo

10. Likee

11. Youcam Makeup

12. Mi Community

13. CM Browsers

14. Virus Cleaner

15. APUS Browser

16. ROMWE

17. Club Factory

18. Newsdog

19. Beauty Plus

20. WeChat

21. UC News

22. QQ Mail

23. Weibo

24. Xender

25. QQ Music

26. QQ Newsfeed

27. Bigo Live

28. Selfie City

29. Mail Master

30. Parallel Space

31. Mi Video Call-Xiaomi

32. WeSync

33. ES File Explorer

34. Viva Video-QU Video Inc

35. Meitu

36. Vigo Video

37. New Video Status

38. DU Recorder

39. Vault-Hide

40.Cache Cleaner DU App Studio

41. DU Cleaner

42. DU Browser

43. Hago Play With New Friends

44. Cam Scanner

45. Clean Master-Cheetah Mobile

46. Wonder Camera

47. Photo Wonder

48. QQ Player

49. We Meet

50. Sweet Selfie

51. Baidu Translate

52. Vmate

53. QQ International

54. QQ Security Centre

55. QQ Launcher

56. U Video

57. Vfly Status Video

58. Mobile Legends

59. DU Privacy

The list starts with the well-known and the most used Chinese app, i.e. TikTok and follows by 58 more. The Indian government took this unprecedented step based on hypertension amidst China and LAC (Line of Actual Control). Also, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed banning these harmful Chinese applications. Just like MEITY, Cyber Crime also received complaints about data security and privacy from particular applications. After receiving such public feedbacks and for the sake of the citizen’s privacy, the government bodies decided to disallow these applications on mobile and other internet-friendly electronic devices as well.

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