India blocks another 43 Chinese apps due to cybersecurity concerns

The Indian government has issued an order to ban 43 more Chinese apps. This come after the government blocked 59 Chinese mobile apps in June and a further 118 in September.

“This action was taken based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs.”

A statement from India’s IT Ministry

In total, over 200 apps produced by Chinese companies have been restricted from operating in India due to security concerns. Tensions on the India-China border contributed to the original order in June. However, Indian officials have stated that the latest actions have been taken in order to protect the “interests of citizens”. Analysts also consider the restrictions to be a nationalistic move by the Indian state in order to nurture domestic technology companies.

The Chinese apps that have been banned in the lastest restrictions include Tencent’s short-form video platform Snack Video, e-commerce platform AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, dating app TrulyChinese, WeWorkChina, remote working platform DingTalk, delivery app Lalamove and Taobao Live.

See the full list of banned apps below:

  • AliSuppliers Mobile App
  • Alibaba Workbench
  • AliExpress — Smarter Shopping, Better Living
  • Alipay Cashier
  • Lalamove India — Delivery App
  • Drive with Lalamove India
  • Snack Video
  • CamCard — Business Card Reader
  • CamCard — BCR (Western)
  • Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  • Chinese Social — Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  • Date in Asia — Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  • WeDate-Dating App
  • Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  • Adore App
  • TrulyChinese — Chinese Dating App
  • TrulyAsian — Asian Dating App
  • ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
  • DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
  • AsianDate: find Asian singles
  • FlirtWish: chat with singles
  • Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
  • Tubit: Live Streams
  • WeWorkChina
  • First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
  • Real — Lesbian Social Network
  • Cashier Wallet
  • MangoTV
  • MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
  • WeTV — TV version
  • WeTV — Cdrama, Kdrama & More
  • WeTV Lite
  • Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  • Taobao Live
  • DingTalk
  • Identity V
  • Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  • BoxStar (Early Access)
  • Heroes Evolved
  • Happy Fish
  • Jellipop Match — Decorate your dream island!
  • Munchkin Match: magic home building
  • Conquista Online II

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