According to media reports, all of these apps have been banned because they pose a threat to the country’s security and share data with the Chinese government. Officially, the government will soon release a list of all these 47 apps.
The government is also on the government’s radar with 250 Chinese apps affiliated with the Chinese company Alibaba and involved in various categories. According to the news agency PTI, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has informed the companies of the banned apps. The government has warned that if the banned apps are re-launched in India, the government will take action against them for violating its rules.
A clone of all 47 previously banned Apple apps
All banned Chinese apps were clone apps of previously banned Chinese apps. This means that these apps had all the features of the banned Chinese apps and were operated from original China.
According to reports, these apps have been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The 59 previously banned apps were also banned under the Act.
Many apps can be banned, including PUBG
According to media reports, the government has compiled a list of more than 250 other Chinese apps. It also includes the popular gaming app PUBG. The app is originally from South Korea but has been developed in China. The list includes many apps, including Xiaomi’s Zili, Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba’s AliExpress app, Resso and ULike.