The heat gets hotter as the government of India has ordered over 100 Chinese apps to be banned which include PUBG and Baidu among several others as intention grows between these two countries.
Since 5 May 2020, Chinese and Indian troops have engaged in aggressive melee, face-offs and skirmishes at locations along the Sino-Indian border, including near the disputed Pangong Lake in Ladakh and the Tibet Autonomous Region, and near the border between Sikkim and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Additional clashes also took place at locations in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
According to BBC, both India and China deployed more troops to the Ladakh region in June and clashes have left at least 20 Indian troops dead.
These incidents had paved the way for India to ban 59 apps which includes TikTok over the same issue of national security previously.
Baidu’s apps, CamCard, Alibaba’s Alipay payment app, Netease games, Sina News, Taobao e-commerce platform are all parts of the banned apps. This ban has flooded twitter as people have reacted to it with hilarious emojis and memes.
It is being reported that people who have access to this app either on Android or IOS have been misusing the app to steal from people and also transmitting user’s data in an unauthorised way. Over the same issue of national security, the Indian Government has taken this crucial step to eliminate these apps to protect their integrity and sovereignty as a nation.
Could this emergency step pushed the US to stand firm in their decision to either sell or ban TikTok and WeChat