List Of 59 Chinese Apps Banned By India: TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, ShareIt

A few days ago, Indian intelligence agencies presented a list of Chinese apps to the government urging lawmakers to ban the app. Now, India has finally acted upon it and decided to ban 59 Chinese apps that include popular apps like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, Shareit, and more.

These Chinese apps have been banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India citing it as threat to country’s sovereignty, integrity and national security.

Complete list of Chinese apps banned by India today

  1. Tiktok

  2. Shareit

  3. Helo

  4. UC Browser

  5. Baidu map

  6. Shein

  7. Clash of Kings

  8. DU battery saver

  9. Kwai

  10. Likee

  11. YouCam makeup

  12. Mi Community

  13. CM Browser

  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. Cache Cleaner DU App studio

  26. DU Cleaner

  27. DU Browser

  28. Hago Play With New Friends

  29. Cam Scanner

  30. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

  31. Wonder Camera

  32. Photo Wonder

  33. QQ Music

  34. QQ Newsfeed

  35. Bigo Live

  36. SelfieCity

  37. Mail Master

  38. Parallel Space

  39. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

  40. WeSync

  41. ES File Explorer

  42. Viva Video – QU Video Inc

  43. Meitu

  44. Vigo Video

  45. New Video Status

  46. DU Recorder

  47. Vault- Hide

  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

Why did India ban Chinese apps?

MeitY says the government investigated the apps after receiving several complaints from the public domain against apps that allegedly harvested Indian user data. The ban is applicable to apps on both iOS and Android devices as well as any non-mobile counterparts.

Moreover, these Chinese apps were allegedly found siphoning data in an organized manner and sending it to servers outside the country. The government says that this step will likely put an end to such data theft by malicious apps.

What’s your opinion on this? Do you think it’s right to ban an app based on its country of origin? Leave your comments below!

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