59 Chinese Apps Banned in India: Here’s the Complete List

On Monday, 29th June, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, invoking its power inter Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, Announced the Ban of 59 Chinese Apps, from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, due to Privacy and Security Concerns.

The ministry stated: “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.”

The list of Chinese Apps includes popular Apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit, Clean-Master, Xender, WeChat and many more.

The Ministry also Stated: “At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to the sovereignty and security of our country. The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.”

The list of Banned Apps Include:

  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. Beauty 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 

Also Read: 6 Reasons why #BoycottChina would be Difficult for Indians to Achieve

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