Earlier in the month of June India decided to ban 59 Chinese apps which included Bytedance’s popular video-sharing app Tik Tok, Tencent’s WeChat, and Alibaba’s UC browser.
On Wednesday 2nd September, India again decided to ban 118 mostly Chinese mobile apps including Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular video game PUBG Mobile and Pubg Mobile Lite.
Regarding the decision of the government, On Thursday, China’s Commerce Ministry’s spokesperson Gao Feng told a briefing that it strongly opposed India spending Chinese mobile apps Indian action violated the legal interest of Chinese investors and services providers and China’s India to correct its mistake.
The announcement regarding the banning of apps came a day after a senior Indian official said troops were deployed on four strategic hilltops after what Delhi called an attempted Chinese incursion along a disputed Himalayan border.
It is said that these Chinese apps collect and share data in a surreptitious way and compromise personal data and information of users that can have a serious threat to the security of the state. This statement was said by the Ministry.