India bans Chinese Apps: Is Tiktok for the new Huawei?

Tiktok, the most famous App among the 59 applications, which has banned the Indian government's recent fights. The Manager will beat a path reminiscent of thos

India bans Chinese Apps: Is Tiktok for the new Huawei?

Tiktok, the most famous App among the 59 applications, which has banned the Indian government's recent fights. The Manager will beat a path reminiscent of those of the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei. He also defends himself with the assurances, to work independent of the Communist government in Beijing, against growing restrictions in democracies.

Christoph Hein

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

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the prohibition of the Apps could be found on the world of imitators and for the company to be dangerous. In India alone, Chinese Apps keep 38 percent of the users of the leading 200 Apps. Tiktok, the most important App in the growth market of India, supposedly threaten losses of up to $ 6 billion, when hundreds of millions of users on the subcontinent from Tiktok have to say goodbye to.

Tiktok fights like Huawei

The company said its data would be kept in one of the centers of the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore, and not in China, where App is not offered. Singapore's government is committed to behavior in the tug-of-war between America and China as neutral as possible. Also if you count, 76 percent of ethnic Chinese as a people, know the island very well that this independence is your capital.

"I can confirm that the Chinese government has asked us never to data of Indian Tiktok-users," said the new Tiktok CEO Kevin Mayer now. "Should we get in the future, such a request, we would not react to it." On the subcontinent, Tiktok, according to Mayers data 3500 people and offers services in 14 languages. Mayer promised in a letter to the Indian government, once again, to want to in India as a private data center build.

The Chinese owner of Tiktok, byte dance in Beijing, has invested in India, according to more than a billion dollars. Also, the Chinese operators of other of the now-banned Apps such as Alibaba, Tencent or Baidu, are affected, byte dance but not the focus. In may alone, the first of 2017 come on the market Tiktok had won App of more than 100 million additional users in India, more than twice as many as in America.

India Is only the beginning?

But the spell of the Indian government that could have much worse consequences: Then, if India was only the beginning. In America, MEPs call on the Trump-government already clamoring to ban Tiktok and other "China-Apps" also. On the horizon of a fate like that of Huawei, which is occupied as a supplier in India, Australia or America with a ban threatened.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 12:20

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