43 more Chinese apps banned by India

43 more Chinese apps have been banned by India. It includes a few from the e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying they threatened its “sovereignty and integrity” as tensions increase between the nuclear-armed neighbors following a deadly border clash.

According to the report, India earlier pulled 59 Chinese apps including the quite famous video-sharing platform TikTok from its huge domestic market, weeks after the high-altitude battle in the Ladakh region in June when 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

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A further 118 Chinese mobile apps, including the hit shoot ’em up game PUBG, were banned in September.

The latest tranche of banned apps includes Alibaba’s AliExpress, delivery service Lalamove as well as dating and live-streaming apps.

Alibaba’s investments in the booming online market in the nation of 1.3 billion people include digital payments platform Paytm and online grocer BigBasket.

Anti-China sentiment has soared in India since the clash and sparked calls for a boycott of goods from the neighboring country.

India’s imports from China, which include toys, cosmetics, home appliances, auto components, and steel, totaled US$74.9 billion last year, according to India.

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