JUST IN: TikTok Among 59 Chinese Apps BANNED By Government Of India; Read Full List

It's official! The Indian Government puts a BAN on 59 Chinese applications, including TikTok; read the complete list inside

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JUST IN: TikTok Among 59 Chinese Apps BANNED By Government Of India; Read Full List
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the mounting tension at the Indo-China border has only added to the strained relationship shared between India and China. Days after we lost 20 jawans at Galwan Valley at the hands of Chinese soldiers, social media has been buzzing with outrage over the usage of all the Chinese applications in India, including TikTok, and demanding a ban on them. Now, a recent development as per ANI says that the Indian Government has indeed put a ban on TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese applications in India. The tweet by ANI read, "Government of India bans 59 mobile apps. Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps included in the list." 

Take a look: 


An excerpt from the government press announcing the ban states that the move to ban these Chinese apps will "safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users". Further, it revealed that this decision is planned to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

Read the complete press release below:

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The release 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 full list of Chinese applications banned by the government includes: 

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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