Indian Government Bans 43 More China Apps — Alibaba Sees Major Setback

    Modi vs China

    While the world recovers from the wrath of the deadly Coronavirus, anti-China sentiments have been direct repercussion of the belief that the global pandemic was a consequence of negligence and failure on Chinese government’s front. Indo-China relations have worsened and with today’s declaration to ban 43 more applications originating from China, things are not going to look up anytime soon.

    India has banned a ton of Chinese apps
    A ton of Chinese apps have been banned in India so far. Courtesy: Gadgets 360

    Grounds for the Ban: Engaging in Activities Prejudicial to Integrity of India

    Digital warfare and security threats cited by the Indian Cyber Security teams had earlier led to an initial ban of 59 apps on June 29th followed by an extensive ban of 119 apps on September 2nd under 69A of the Information Technology Act. These bans ended the use popular applications like ShareIt, Xender, UC apps, CamScanner and much loved PUBG.

    Also Read: PUBG Ban Effect: China’s Tencent Loses $34 Billion in Market Value Two Days After Ban in India [Update]

    Developing on this, today the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (Meity) announced the ban of 43 apps amongst which prominent apps from Alibaba are also included. Other applications like WeDate (Dating App), CamCard (Business Card Reader App), and Snack Video.

    Alibaba is huge Internet force and originates from China

    Alibaba has lost out on 4 applications in India after the ban which includes — Alipay Cashier, AliExpress, Alibaba Workbench & AliSuppliers. Zomato had raised $150 million capital from Ant Financial, a unit of Internet giant Alibaba. Paytm and BigBasket too received substantial backing from Alibaba.

    Official Tweet on Meity’s Wall today.

    “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI (@GoI_MeitY) issued an order today under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps in India” said an official statement. Following up, the details stated, “Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that.

    List of Apps that Went Under the Bus

    The following are the list of apps posted today by Ministry of Electronics & IT:

    1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
    2. Alibaba Workbench
    3. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
    4. Alipay Cashier
    5. Lalamove India – Delivery App
    6. Drive with Lalamove India
    7. Snack Video
    8. CamCard – Business Card Reader
    9. CamCard – BCR (Western)
    10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
    11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
    12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
    13. WeDate – Dating App
    14. Free dating app – Singol, start your date!
    15. Adore App
    16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
    17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
    18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
    19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
    20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
    21. FlirtWish: chat with singles
    22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
    23. Tubit: Live Streams
    24. WeWorkChina
    25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
    26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network
    27. Cashier Wallet
    28. MangoTV
    29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
    30. WeTV – TV version
    31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
    32. WeTV Lite
    33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
    34. Taobao Live
    35. DingTalk
    36. Identity V
    37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
    38. BoxStar (Early Access)
    39. Heroes Evolved
    40. Happy Fish
    41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
    42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
    43. Conquista Online II

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