TikTok Helo WeChat Banned in India including 59 Chinese Apps

list of chinese apps banned in India 2020

An Update on List of Chinese Apps Banned In India 2020

India’s Government has issued a list of Chinese banned apps in India in 2020, including TikTok, Helo WeChat, Shareit, Bigo Live, Likee, DU battery saver, and Cleaner

The Indian government on Monday evening 29-06-2020 ordered to ban 59 Chinese apps developed by Chinese firms with the concerns that these social media apps were engaging unbearable activities that threatened “national security and defense of India, which ultimately imposes upon the sovereignty and honor of Hindustan” in what is the latest standoff between the world’s two most populated nations.

Indian’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued a list of Chinese apps that are banned in India 2020 including Tik Tok, ByteDance that ultimately counts as the biggest market share of India overseas for the most popular smartphone vendor brand Xiaomi. While among these banned apps, the two major are from Alibaba Group (UC Browser and UC News); Club Factory, Shareit and CM Browser is known as India’s 3rd largest e-commerce firms and ES File Explorer.

Before knowing more about the Chinese banned apps list, here is something very interesting and factual about India:

India is the second-largest internet market in the world and there are 1.3 billion people are online daily.

Obviously, a ban on Chinese apps will result a huge loss to Chinese firms. However, New Delhi said the nation’s Computer Emergency Response Team had received many “complaints from Indian citizens regarding data security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues.”

“The compilation of these data, it’s mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense of India,”

Here is the complete list of Chinese apps banned by the Indian Government in 2020:

List of blocked Chinese apps in India

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. APUS Browser
  4. Baidu map
  5. Baidu Translate
  6. Beutry Plus
  7. Bigo Live
  8. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  9. Cam Scanner
  10. Clash of Kings
  11. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  12. Club Factory
  13. CM Browers
  14. DU battery saver
  15. DU Browser
  16. DU Cleaner
  17. DU Privacy
  18. DU Recorder
  19. ES File Explorer
  20. Hago Play With New Friends
  21. Helo
  22. Kwai
  23. Likee
  24. Mail Master
  25. Meitu
  26. Mi Community
  27. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  28. Mobile Legends
  29. New Video Status
  30. Newsdog
  31. Parallel Space
  32. Photo Wonder
  33. QQ International
  34. QQ Launcher
  35. QQ Mail
  36. QQ Music
  37. QQ Newsfeed
  38. QQ Player
  39. QQ Security Center
  40. ROMWE
  41. SelfieCity
  42. Shein
  43. Sweet Selfie
  44. U Video
  45. UC Browser
  46. UC News
  47. V fly Status Video
  48. Vault- Hide
  49. Vigo Video
  50. Virus Cleaner
  51. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  52. Vmate
  53. We Meet
  54. WeChat
  55. Weibo
  56. WeSync
  57. Wonder Camera
  58. Xender
  59. YouCam makeup

According to the ByteDance in a court filing that TikTok upon banned in India last year was losing more than $500,000 a day in the nation. With this list of Chinese apps banned by the Indian Government, you can guess an estimate that how much loss these companies are facing now. While on Tuesday, 30-06-2020, TikTok said that it was working to comply with the New Delhi’s order.

A large portion of India’s population is disappointed with this decision while others are happy with the Government’s decision. There is a joint reaction by the people, some are encouraging the decision and some are unhappy with the Government policies. What about you? Do you have an account on TikTok or on Likee or on any other from the list of Chinese apps banned in India in 2020? Please let us know in the comment section whether you are a fan of these apps or not?


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