back to article India makes China app ban permanent, forces TikTok to hose out local office

India appears to have permanently banned the 59 Chinese apps it first barred from local use in June 2020. Numerous media outlets in the nation report that India's Ministry of Electronics & IT late last week wrote to the apps' makers and gave them the bad news they won't be back. China's embassy in India gave the news enough …

  1. Cuddles Silver badge

    Obligatory reminder

    "ahead of Vivo (16 per cent), realme (13) and Oppo (10). The latter three companies are Chinese though assemble many of their devices in India."

    The latter single company - those are all just brand names of BBK. Why does Xiaomi get a special mention for having 26% of the market, but a different Chinese company holding 39% of the market is not only not mentioned, but is even deliberately obfuscated?

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "The latter three companies are Chinese though assemble many of their devices in India"

    For how much longer, I wonder ?

  3. Mark Exclamation

    "China-India economic and trade cooperation is mutually beneficial by nature. We urge the Indian side to immediately correct its discriminatory measures and avoid causing further damage to bilateral cooperation."

    The hypocrisy of the Chinese government is breathtaking. If only a few more countries would do what India is doing.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      The UK government sides with China when it comes to hypocrisy.

      If you have the money, they'll sell to you no questions asked.

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