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Monday June 29, 2020

India bans 59 Chinese apps, especially Tik Tok

India has banned a list consisting of 59 Chinese applications from working inside the country, headed by the unidentified Tik Tok application, due to security reasons and concern about its Indian national security threat, according to a statement of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The list included other applications belonging to the company Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and ByteDance_, owner of the Tik Tok application, where the Indian Ministry said it had received documented information that these Chinese applications constitute a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

It is worth noting that the announcement of the ban list came a few days after the outbreak of armed skirmishes between India and China on the border in the Himalayas region, killing 20 Indian soldiers.

And nearly two months after the Indian government started implementing steps to reduce dependence on Chinese products by stopping permits for industrial shipments from China at its ports and airports; This indicates that the coming days may witness more action and reaction measures that will have a clear impact on fueling the conflict between the two neighbors.

As for talking about ByteDance, this is not the first time, and it does not seem the last time to point a finger at it or take practical measures against it and implement “Tik Tok” claiming that it represents a threat to national security and the safety of countries in the face of investigations in the European Union, as is the case in the United States.

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Bloomberg

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