India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer
- India has banned another 43 chinese apps from the country in the name of data privacy and security.
- The list mostly consists of dating apps that pose the risk of ‘honey trapping’ officials or soldiers.
- It also bans the online shopping application AlibabaExpress.
This is the third such list that the government has issued in which no direct mention has been made to China or the app’s origins, but the list still exclusively consists of Chinese mobile apps.
Notable names that have been featured on the list are the e-commerce company AliExpress, Snack Video — which had been gaining popularity after the ban of TikTok — and Alibaba Workbench.
However, more notably, out of the 43 apps that India has chosen to ban, 15 are dating apps.
Here’s the full list of Chinese apps banned in India on November 24:
- 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
- First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
- Rela - Lesbian Social Network
- Cashier Wallet
- MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
- WeTV - TV version
- WeTV - Cdrama, Kdrama&More
- WeTV Lite
- Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
- Taobao Live
- 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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