India has once again put a stop to Chinese interests by adding 43 additional apps to the growing list of apps banned in the country. The latest victims include AliExpress and Lalamove. This latest offensive by the government of India is the fourth such repression and now affects a total of 267 Chinese apps. Popular are TikTok, Mi Community, PUBG Mobile, WeChat, Weibo, Xender, and several others.
The reason given by the Indian government for these drastic measures remains that these apps pose serious security risks and that their operations in India will be acts that “ damage India’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense, state security and public order. . Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was cited as the enabling law that provided for the measures taken to ban the apps.
List of apps banned in Wave 4
The apps involved are:
- AliSuppliers mobile app
- Alibaba workbench
- AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
- Alipay cashier
- Lalamove India – Delivery app
- Drive with Lalamove India
- Snack video
- CamCard – Business card reader
- CamCard – BCR (west)
- Soul – Follow the soul to find you
- Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
- Date in Asia – Dating and Chat for Asian Singles
- WeDate-Dating app
- Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
- Adore App
- TrulyChinese – Chinese dating app
- TrulyAsian – Asian dating app
- ChinaLove: Dating App for Chinese Singles
- DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
- AsianDate: Find Asian singles
- FlirtWish: chat with singles
- Boys Only Dating: Gay Chat
- Tubit: live streams
- First Love Live – super hot live beauties live online
- Rela – Lesbian social network
- Cashier wallet
- MGTV-HunanTV official TV app
- WeTV – TV version
- WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama and more
- WeTV Lite
- Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming app
- Taobao Live
- Identity V.
- Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
- BoxStar (early access)
- Heroes evolved
- Fortunately Fish
- Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
- Munchkin Match: Build Magic House
- Conquista Online II
The biggest victim of this latest attack is, of course, AliExpress, which had made significant strides in the Indian market. Furthermore, the list also includes some upcoming dating apps and delivery apps.
With the ban still in place, none of the previously banned apps have made a return to the Indian market. Tencent has divested its interest from PUBG Mobile and the game app is about to return under a new licensee.
Remember that the Indian government announced the ban of 59 Chinese apps in June of this year, including some of the most popular apps like TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, WeChat, CamScanner and more. In September, 118 more apps have been added to the list of banned apps.
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