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59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok Banned by Government of India [Update: Blocked from App Stores and ISPs]

Update (July 2, 2020): Google Play Store has removed all 59 Chinese applications banned by the government and also informed the affected developers. The company adds that it is constantly monitoring the Government of India’s interim orders.

Also, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India blocked access to TikTok servers which means those who already have installed the app will not be allowed to access anything. The website is also not working.

Earlier (June 29, 2020): A week ago, 52 Chinese apps were red-flagged by Indian Intelligence Agencies. Now, the Government of India bans 59 Chinese apps which are prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defence of India, state security, and public order.

As per the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, it has received several complaints from different sources including many allegations of abuse of several smartphone applications running on Android and iOS platforms to intercept and secretly transfer user data to servers that have locations outside India.

The list of banned apps includes the most popular social media video sharing platform – TikTok. Other popular apps in the list include file sharing app ShareIt, shopping app Shein, ES File Explorer, UC Browser and many more. Some of Xiaomi official apps like Mi Community and Mi Video Call are also banned.

As per the press release, “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace”.

These apps will be removed from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For those users who have previously downloaded the apps, they will b restricted by their Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

List of 59 Chinese Apps Banned by Government of India:

  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. Newsdog
  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

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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