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India bans more Chinese apps

India has blacklisted 54 Chinese apps. The platforms, some of which belong to large Chinese tech companies such as Tencent, Alibaba, and NetEase, can now no longer be used in India. Some of the banned apps are apparently plagiarized from platforms that were already offered in India in the summer of 2020. At that time, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had banned 59 Chinese apps from the Indian market on the suspicion of siphoning data to China. According to a statement from the ministry, the apps were “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”

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