China’s Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the ban of 59 Chinese apps in India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China is very worried about this whole issue and information is being taken about the whole matter. Significantly, yesterday, the Modi government has banned 59 Chinese apps including Tiktok.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said, ‘We want to emphasize that the Chinese government always tells Chinese businesses to follow international and local laws and regulations. The Indian government has the responsibility to maintain the legal rights of international investors, including Chinese investors.
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Modi government has started action on apps that threaten the security of the country. Only 59 apps from China have already been banned. Preparations have been started to ban other apps of China which may threaten the security of the country. The Ministry of Communications can ask the Internet service provider to stop the data of any app.
Under the provisions of the Information Technology Act under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act (IT Act), the Ministry of Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and looking at the contingent nature of threats 59 app has been banned.
According to the government, the decision to block these 59 apps has been taken because in view of the available information they are engaged in activities that are prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, security of the state and public order.
Among the apps that the Indian government has banned in China are famous such as Tik tok, Cam scaner, Share It, Helo, Vigo Video, UC Browser, Club Factory, Mi Video Call-Xiaomi (Xiaomi), Viva Video, WeChat and UC News Apps included. The blocking of these apps means that Indian users will no longer be able to use these apps.