Union government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser


Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (SHP)

New Delhi, Jun 29: In a major move on the technological end, the Centre has blocked 59 apps with Chinese links. The list also includes the widely popular TikTok and UC Browser. The announcement for the same was made on Monday as retaliation to the June 15 clashes at Ladakh by the Chinese troops in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured.

As per sources, the intelligence inputs have reported that the apps have been violating the terms of usage, compromising users privacy, and being used as spyware or malware.

In a statement, the government said the apps were blocked 'in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.'

Further, a statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology claimed that there has been an 'exhaustive recommendation' from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

As per the ministry, it also received representations from people on 'security of data and risk to privacy' regarding certain apps.

"Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India's sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens," the statement read.

Here is the full list of apps that have been banned:

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

 

 

  

Comment on this article

  • JNB, Bejai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    What about PayTm?Made by China,
    Arnab Goswami's Republic TV powered by Vivo still he says' get out china' by mouthwash.

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  • KA DSilva, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Good to BAN all Chinese things.. highly appreciated. let them feel the heat.

    Also please add to ban the 60th item : the tallest statue they made in India and recover all our money spent on it so that we can build one biggest hospital.

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  • Max, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Not only ban chinese things, just bomb them. Rogue nation china. Terrorism was there as a curse to humanity and china surpassed terrorists. Just bomb china.

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    The Govt should return the donations made to PM Care Fund by the Chinese companies i.e Tik Tok (30 crore) Paytm etc to show our solidarity.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    May some Tik Tok Heroes or Heroines may loose their daily earning. Some may make suicide, cant say.
    Did our Government deleted their account from Tik Tok? if not VPN will help.
    Bhakth where active in Tik Tok
    Some people will think how to make time pass.
    Modiji please open same app with new name. People can suggest the name

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Wowww..... beautiful news... great step... congratulations Shriman Modiji....keep it up. May god bless your good work.....We are capable of starting our own apps... happy..all the best in future'too..🙏🙏🙏

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Readers, every historical decisions, taken by PM Modiji, like abolition of Article 370, Triple Talak, Balakot air strikes, Neutralizing radicals and Chinese agression, have unnerved enemies within n beyond our borders. Evidences of close liaisons between Chinese government and radicals like absconding Zakir Naik, who bankrolled Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, has indeed exposed the treachery of political dynastical parties. Therefore, it will not be wrong to conclude that such agression against India will not cease, rather escalate... Need of the hour is to isolate and resolutely prosecute these axis of evil !!!!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    After banning these apps, there are reports that China has withdrawn its army from the LAC completely. Seems like they are going to hand over the occupied land to India.
    Jai Modiji!!

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  • Joel, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    I think we even BANNED Porn sites Thousands of them, what is the result??
    New VPN's? Domain Name change? In the digital world, there is always an alternate way, just wait and watch.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Apart from Tik Tok we have never heard of the remaining 58.
    We want Revenge for the death of our 20 Soldiers ...

    DisAgree [15] Agree [50] Reply Report Abuse

  • RAJESH SAVAN, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Jossey this time you commented on favour of India .

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    forget China, even Nepal not bothered about us...

    DisAgree [12] Agree [37] Reply Report Abuse

  • Shan, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    When India boycotted British goods during independence struggle why can't the present government and people boycott Chinese goods

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Very good move. Many more countries are going to ban Chinese products and Chinese virus diseas. India has to show Chinese banning products and it's people asap and show them that we are strong and never let our country depend on them. Soon all countries are in line. People are tired of Chinese BS.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Most of the companies listed here have donated to PM CARES Fund. Blocking these apps will not have significant economic impact on China. This blockage will not alter balance of trade deficit with China. BJP govt should stop doing business with China same like India has done with Pakistan. Modi is not naming China by name how Modi can call China and stop doing business with China???????????.....

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  • manohar, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    In a statement, the government said the apps were blocked 'in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.'
    Reason for banning chainees apps

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    BIG BLOW TO CHINA,

    Indians are giving China in every direction, including Wallet Power, And Indians are settled in all over the world, chinees has misunderstood Us.

    Indian Youth should take this as opportunity to create something Great, people will support this time.

    China started the game India will finish it.

    Jai Hind

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  • Abba, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Tik tok changed their server to UK and can be continued to be used..Only it's no more available in play store. Does this really make chinese soldiers scared to leave the border as smbody commented it's already happened?
    Unless there is punishment for users there is always loop holes..

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  • Pb, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    i am extremely happy with this decision!the videos were so pathetic, cheap n non funny

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    The government should first ban Amazon, Flipkart like online sellers who sell Chinese goods and home delivery. Most of the online items are Chinese. But both Amazon and Flipkart are US companies selling Chinese goods. So the government is silent

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    When the Govt will ban the Chinese phones and electronics which BJP IT cell hold?(

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    The Observer Research Foundation, a foreign policy think tank associated with foreign minister S. Jaishankar’s son, received funding from the Chinese consulate, including that in Calcutta, in 2016. The ORF is supported by Reliance Industries.

    Another think tank, the Vivekananda International Foundation, has declared on its website that it has working relationships with nine Chinese institutions on matters of foreign and strategic policy.

    National security adviser Ajit Doval is founding director of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), which shares close ties with BJP leaders and the RSS.

    Is symbolic boycott of blocking the Chinese app and continuing the business tie up with crony capitalist who support the BJP party fund is against nationalism and insult to the 'Bharat Mata' which party worships.

    1. When is the BJP's central government is going to ban China from strategic sector like Defence, Infrastructure and telecommunications?
    2. If there is real nationalism these high value contact need to cancelled and immediately awarded to experience state owned companies of India.
    3. When will the advertisement for the Chinese owned brand stared by our players and Bollywood stars going to withdrawn?
    4. Is HDFC back can survive without investment of Chinese central bank?
    5. When will BJP Bhaktha's going to immolate Chinese made brand from their custody?

    Jai Hind

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    @SMR

    What a Joke , you ask
    "Is HDFC back can survive without investment of Chinese central bank?"
    -- Chineses investment is 1% in HDFC

    You Say " When will BJP Bhaktha's going to immolate Chinese made brand from their custody? "
    Why Only BJP, why not say ALL parties , This just shows your colour..!!! Shame

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  • smr, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Sir, Truth always triumphs. It hurts only for those who claims to 'nationalist' and chants fake slogans' Bharat mata ki jai'. If you any BJP follower is true loved of the nation, they will destroy all Chinese possession in fire. If they really worship 'Bharat mata' with devotion then asked the government to withdraw all Chinese investment from the strategical sector of defense, infrastructure and telecommunication.
    Stop defending Modi. Stand with the nation. Nation is first or Modi?

    Jai Hind

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Does the govt think we are fools. Ban some 60 apps and we think we have one a war?!!!
    Our land has been occupied. 20 jawans killed and the best this govt cud do was to ban some apps.
    Wat a retaliation modiji. Surely only bhakts who hate more than their love for country will celebrate

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Sabr Habibi, it's just the beninging ...

    Dheere dheere line pe laarai, canceling the tenders worth billions, stop using chinees good by Indians from all over the world, banning the apps... going Desi bada plan hai Sir...

    Breaking the economy first wait and watch..

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  • Praveen Lobo, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    I had banned these apps in January 2020. I have made many to uninstall.

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    This is the begining .. of diplomatic assault on China ..by India ..just wait and watch ..in the coming days .I wont be surprised if China is considered as another Pakistan (Failed state).by the world community..
    India is going to step up its strings in the Indian ocean region ..it will go full throttle with Alliances with european nations ,Australia ,Japan and USA ..China will soon be kicked out of the permanent membership from the UN security council and India will find its way in.

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  • Fayaz, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    What a joke good to hear

    DisAgree [38] Agree [44] Reply Report Abuse

  • Arman, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    @sense_Shetty, Mangalore
    tell me the truth, Have you heard Chakravarti Sulibele just before commenting? or Just old Modi Speach?!!!

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Shettre,
    Undhu maatha yepa apini....3020 varshoda......yenkulu malla malla patheruni maathra...bokka yenkhalena bath roomed plastic buckets, mug maathra China make...atthey.....!!!!!

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Because of ban on tik tok by india itself they will have a.huge loss they used to get nearly 2 billion cause of indians craze.because of this atleast few children wont end their life for lame videos animal cruelty will reduce

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  • Dominic, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Dear kamath sir, do you think 2Bn is a great loss for China? China is spending far more (about 135 Bn ) in sub Saharan Africa. And building a strong Debt trap.
    Ban on apps is OK. But real ban should have been on material imports like cheap Chinese (dumped) goods

    Beware government. India is losing its hold from Indian ocean China has dumped some billions in Sri Lanka and I guess in return it's getting a naval station. Baluchistan is sold to China by our spineless neighbor so China has us sorrounded. So instead of these flimsy measures please show some guys like what A B Vajpayeeji did and Fight

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Thank you very much..

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    India has huge trade deficit with China – its largest with any country. In 2018-19, India’s exports to China were mere $16.7 billion, while imports were $70.3 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $53.6 billion.

    In 2017-18, almost 60% of India’s import requirements of electrical and electronic equipment was met by China. In our smartphone industry, out of the five bestselling phone brands in India, four are Chinese – Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme and Oppo. These four brands combined dominate over 60% of the smartphone market in India.

    A think-tank associated with the Indian Council on Global Relations, estimates $4 billion of Chinese tech investment in Indian startups. The Alibaba Group alone has strategic investments in Big Basket ($250 million), Paytm.com ($400 million), Paytm Mall ($150 million), Zomato ($200 million) and Snapdeal ($700 million).

    Similarly, another Chinese group, Tencent Holdings, has investment in Indian firms like Byju’s ($50 million), Dream11 ($150 million), Flipkart ($300 million), Hike Messenger ($150 million), Ola ($500 million) and Swiggy ($500 million).

    India's Adani Group inked a deal with East Hope Group, one of China's largest companies, set up manufacturing units in Mundra SEZ, Gujarat to produce solar power generation equipment, chemicals, aluminum and animal feed in Gujarat Mundra SEZ.

    China's central bank has bought 1.01 per cent stake in HDFC.

    In 2017 Defence minister Rajnath Singh had in the past told the parliament that there was “no embargo” on the import of raw materials from China for the manufacture of protective jackets for the Army. Use of Chinese raw materials put lives of Indian Soldiers are at Risk as the Chinese Materials Find Way to the Indian Army Bulletproof Vests

    Jingoism and hyper-nationalism can never provide a solution to the problems. The 'PM Care fund' can accept the donations, open to investment in strategic sector like defence, telecommunication and infrastructure. Forcing citizen's to boycott China.

    Jai Hin

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    smra,
    .. you can got to court against the Union Governments move or you can move your self to China !!!

    DisAgree [41] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    You cant term nationalism as jingoism .. Can understand your difficulty ..but for India ..in the current circumstances ..Modi is the best .. I would say bi bi to Congress under Antonio Maino and Raul Vinci

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  • smr, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    sense_Shetty, mangalore
    Sir, Make your point nation First. Modi is least significant for the nation who can't tell the truth. The leader is the one who stands with his people and his forces.
    Stop supporting Modi. Stand with India, our brave soldiers and the families of the martyrs.

    Jai Hind

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  • Nivrutti, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    SMR...First of all keep your religion away for sake of nation. Come forward and support a Common Civil Code. For your information all Holy Books written only on this earth...!! Please stop writing composition it only able to do it in India and not in Pak. Dont try to misuse freedom given for wrong purposes.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Dude, We Indians can overwhelm any external agression !!! The need of the hour, is to take on those brood of Vipers, who are active within our frontiers. These deceitful creatures, should be identified, isolated and then systematically neutralized !!!! The dormant venomous snakes, should be made to flee to Pakistan, China or even Timbuktu !!!!

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    @SMR

    So you are saying All these Chinese investments in Indian company happened after Modi came to Power ..???

    You say "Jingoism", We need someone like Modi to take tough decisions, Why Couldnt any Govt take appropriate action Article 370 ,

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Better late than Never.
    Good move by GOI.

    DisAgree [17] Agree [47] Reply Report Abuse

  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    ... very good decision

    DisAgree [11] Agree [41] Reply Report Abuse

  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    ... very good decision

    DisAgree [11] Agree [36] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rohith, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Good move from the Government. Expect more action against Chinese products and services.
    Jai Hind

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  • avinash, ksd/bluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Very good decision.
    Its not possible to stop importing everything from China all of a sudden. But we should slowly reduce dependency on them.

    DisAgree [7] Agree [48] Reply Report Abuse

  • Anjum, Kasargod

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    MODI HAI TOH SAB KUCH MUMKIN HAI.

    DisAgree [46] Agree [60] Reply Report Abuse


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