Also, Tiktok and Wechat: India, bans, dozens of Chinese Apps

The Indian government is bowing to the pressure of the masses, and pulls the reins against China. Nearly 60 Chinese Apps are prohibited, including Tiktok, the c

Also, Tiktok and Wechat: India, bans, dozens of Chinese Apps

The Indian government is bowing to the pressure of the masses, and pulls the reins against China. Nearly 60 Chinese Apps are prohibited, including Tiktok, the count in India alone, around 200 million users.

Christoph Hein

Economics correspondent for South Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.

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Since the Fighting on the Sino-Indian border line in the Himalayas-Ladakh Region, where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives, is the anti-Chinese sentiment in India swollen. Prime Minister Narendra modi, who is politically dependent on Beijing, and tried, contrary to expectations, first, to appease. The heated but the anger of the people on the street only.

The Indian subcontinent, with its nearly 1.4 billion people also provides for Chinese Internet companies, virtually the last big growth market. Around half the population is already online, and their number is growing rapidly. For weeks, there are campaigns to harm China by a switch-Off of the Chinese Apps. Open, however, as "Chinese Apps" include those that are in the hands of mainland Chinese companies, those from Hong Kong, or even those that have been developed by the Chinese?

data security as a justification

Now, the government has adopted in New Delhi a spell against 59 Apps, among them world-renowned networks such as Wechat, UC Browser Alibaba, Shareit and Baidu Map. The Ministry of information technology is not leading however, the war with the neighboring country as a reason for retaliation. It accuses the China-Apps to steal the "user data" and to transfer to servers that are outside India.

"That's what it means to merge this data and its analysis by elements, which are opposite to our national security, and defence of hostile, limited at the end of the day, our national sovereignty and leads to very serious concerns that require immediate Action in a crisis mode", in a statement.

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in order for the government to designate similar Concerns, as in the case of the rejection of the tele-communication equipment manufacturer Huawei and the exclusion of Chinese port operators in the overdue Expansion of Indian ports. Indian soldiers had already received a long time ago the command to delete the Chinese Apps like Weibo from their mobile phones.

Already a few weeks ago, India had tightened the laws against Chinese investment. Modes is struggling against an economic crisis that has been exacerbated by the Corona-Virus solid. He hoped to benefit from the trade disputes between the West and China, and campaigned publicly to investors, leaving China and India should come. The Front, which he established in order to Beijing, had provoked China deeply. The anger in China attracts more and more circles: Meanwhile, the Association of Hotel and restaurant operators in Delhi, one of the 3000 member companies belong to, excluded all Chinese guests.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 23:20

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