India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer

India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer
India bans another 43 Chinese apps from operating in India, including AliExpressBCCL
  • 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.
As tensions between India and China continue to simmer, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has banned another Chinese 43 apps from India.

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.

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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:

  1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
  2. Alibaba Workbench
  3. AliExpress - Smarter Shopping, Better Living
  4. Alipay Cashier
  5. Lalamove India - Delivery App
  6. Drive with Lalamove India
  7. Snack Video
  8. CamCard - Business Card Reader
  9. CamCard - BCR (Western)
  10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  11. Chinese Social - Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  12. Date in Asia - Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  13. WeDate-Dating App
  14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  15. Adore App
  16. TrulyChinese - Chinese Dating App
  17. TrulyAsian - Asian Dating App
  18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
  19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
  20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
  21. FlirtWish: chat with singles
  22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
  23. Tubit: Live Streams
  24. WeWorkChina
  25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
  26. Rela - Lesbian Social Network
  27. Cashier Wallet
  28. MangoTV
  29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
  30. WeTV - TV version
  31. WeTV - Cdrama, Kdrama&More
  32. WeTV Lite
  33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  34. Taobao Live
  35. DingTalk
  36. Identity V
  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  38. BoxStar (Early Access)
  39. Heroes Evolved
  40. Happy Fish
  41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
  42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
  43. Conquista Online II