India has drawn up a list of 275 Chinese apps, according to people familiar with the matter. These applications include Tencent’s game “survival of the Jedi” (pubg), Xiaomi short video app Zili, Alibaba online shopping app aliexpress, and byte hop’s music streaming app resso and camera App ulike.
India’s economic times commented that, following a high-profile ban on 59 Chinese apps last month, India’s latest move comes at a time of increasing geopolitical tensions between the two Asian giants. India’s move shows that it has stepped up censorship and that more Chinese Internet companies may be banned in the future.
a spokesman for India’s interior ministry did not respond to a request for comment from the economic times. However, a review aimed at identifying more Chinese apps and their funding is under way, according to official sources. “Some of the applications were warned about security issues, while others were listed for violating data sharing and privacy regulations,” an official explained
after deliberately provoking border conflicts in June, India banned 59 Chinese mobile phone applications on the grounds of so-called “national security”. Today, the Indian government is still reluctant to give up. It has asked relevant Chinese enterprises to answer 77 questions, such as “whether it has conducted content review on behalf of foreign governments”, and hinted that there will be further action.
Reuters said on the 15th that it had read a questionnaire issued by the Ministry of electronics and information technology of India to relevant Chinese enterprises and asked for answers within three weeks. The questionnaire includes 77 questions, mainly related to “have you ever edited, promoted or suppressed any application content on behalf of foreign governments” and “whether you have visited influential people”.
one of the questions related to the attack in purvama, which killed 40 Indian military and police officers in February last year, asked whether the company / APP had “reviewed” the contents of the attack after the incident.
on June 29, India’s Ministry of electronics and information technology announced 59 banned Chinese applications. Ankit panda, senior editor of American foreign scholars magazine, questioned the so-called reasons for the ban: “some people know how these 59 banned Chinese applications actually threaten India’s territorial integrity? I think it’s a strange charge, and the general “national security” can be used to justify such a move. ”
in response to India’s ban on dozens of Chinese apps, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on June 30 that: China is strongly concerned about the relevant announcement of India and is learning about the verification. The Chinese government has always asked Chinese enterprises to carry out foreign cooperation on the basis of complying with international rules and local laws and regulations. The Indian government has the responsibility to safeguard Chinese enterprises in accordance with market principles The legal rights and interests of international investors. The cooperation between China and India in the practical field is mutually beneficial and win-win. This kind of cooperation pattern is artificially damaged, which is not in line with India’s own interests.
(original title: do small moves again? Source: after 59 Chinese apps are banned, India will review another 275 Chinese apps)