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Here are the top 10 popular Chinese apps in India in 2020

Here are the top 10 popular Chinese apps in India in 2020
  • TikTok and Pubg Mobile are among the top downloaded apps in India.
  • There is an anti-China sentiment in the country amid the ongoing border dispute with China.
The India-China border dispute has led to an increase in anti-China sentiment in the country. The situation was further fuelled by calls to boycott China from people Sonam Wangchuk, the engineer turned education reformer on whom the popular Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ was based.

Millions of Indians downloaded Remove China App from the Google Play store to identify all the Chinese apps and games installed on their phone. While it did identify some Chinese apps, it failed to recognize popular games like PUBG Mobile among others. Google removed the app subsequently for violating its policies.

Nonetheless, if you are curious to find out if you have Chinese apps installed on your phone, we have compiled a list based on data from App Annie and Sensor Tower, which track app store statistics.

Tiktok

Tiktok
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TikTok is a popular short video sharing platform that allows users to create videos of up to one minute. It has been downloaded by millions of Indians, including several celebrities.

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PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile
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PUBG Mobile is a popular battle royale game and has become one of the most popular mobile games in the country. It allows up to four players to team up together to take on enemies in four different maps and various modes.

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UC Browser

UC Browser
UC Browser

As the name suggests, UC Browser is a mobile browser. It has been developed by UCWeb, which is owned by the Alibaba Group. It is among the top mobile browsers in India after Google Chrome.

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Helo

Helo
Helo

Helo is a social networking platform developed by ByteDance and has over 40 lakh users. The app supports several Indian languages and allows users to communicate with their friends and family in their native language.

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ShareIt

ShareIt
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ShareIt is a popular file sharing app that allows users to easily share files between two devices. It can also be used to share files between a phone and a computer.

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VMate

VMate
VMate

VMate is another short video sharing platform similar to TikTok. While the app has been overshadowed by TikTok in India, it has a large user base and is among the top Chinese apps in the country.

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Xender

Xender
Xender

Xender is a file sharing app similar to ShareIt. It also users to connect two or more smartphones to share photos, videos, applications and other media.

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CamScanner

CamScanner
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CamScanner is a popular scanning app that allows users to scan images and documents. The app has been developed by CC Intelligence Corporation and was under the scanner in August 2019 after being found to be loaded with advertising malware.

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BeautyPlus

BeautyPlus
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BeautyPlus is a photo editor and selfie filters app. It allows users to edit their images, add effects, filters and more while taking selfies. The app has been developed by Meitu, a Chinese company.

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UVideo

UVideo
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Uvideo is a video status platform that allows users to download various short videos to post as status on social media apps such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

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