China today in a statement said that it was “seriously concerned” about the Indian government blocking 59 Chinese apps and firmly opposed such action. India’s move was “discriminatory” and “runs against fair and transparent practices,”
India’s measure, selectively and discriminatorily aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds, runs against fair and transparent procedure requirements, abuses national security exceptions, and suspects of violating the WTO rules. It also goes against the general trend of international trade and E-commerce, and is not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India,” said Chinese Embassy spokesperson Ji Rong.
TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser and two Xiaomi apps were among popular apps blocked on Monday evening by the government over national security and privacy concerns.
The apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” Said The Ministry of Information Technology said