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FULL LIST: TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, ShareIt among 59 Chinese apps banned by Govt

India bans 59 Chinese apps amid simmering tension with China. The 59 Chinese apps that government has banned today include popular apps like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser and more.

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2020 13:59 IST
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BREAKING: TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, ShareIt among 59 Chinese apps banned by Govt.

59 Chinese apps banned in India: We have been witnessing tensions between India and China lately. Now, the government is taking strict actions towards the issue by announcing a ban on 59 apps in India including the popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser and more.

Here's  a complete list of the apps that have been banned according to the Government of India:

List of Chinese apps banned in 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
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

A government press release announcing the ban 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 information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

The press release further said that the Ministry of Information Technology has received "many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps".

Also Read: Here are alternatives to 59 banned Chinese apps on Android, iOS you can safely use

"The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues," the press release mentioned.

It further says that the move to ban these Chinese apps move will "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, it said.

This does not come as a surprise since we have been seeing a lot of tensions between the two countries. The tensions began to rise after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred at the Galwan border.

As of now, we have reached out to TikTok, ShareIt and a few other brands for a quote on this situation. We will update this article once these companies revert.

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