India removes 54 Chinese apps from Play Store

The Indian government has taken at least 54 Chinese apps offline in the local Play Store. They may pose a security risk.

It is yet another intervention by the Indian government. He doesn’t seem to have the slightest confidence in China and the local developers who bring their apps to India through the Play Store. In the past year and a half, hundreds of Chinese apps that had a link to their neighboring country have already been removed. This time too, it’s definitely not about obscure apps from small developers.

Apps from Chinese tech giants like NetEase and Tencent have been taken offline, among other things, reports Take Crunch† These apps include Onmyoji Arena and Xriver, which are less known to us. Among the recently removed applications are many copies of previously blocked applications.

Chinese apps are banned

Google has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has ordered India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to remove the apps from the Play Store. Then we informed the developers and temporarily blocked the access to the respective apps from Indian soil.

Since 2020, India has toughened its approach on allowing Chinese apps to Indians. First, ByteDance was banned from TikTok, after which a browser was banned from Alibaba, as well as the popular chat app WeChat. In total, Google has already removed more than 300 apps from the Indian Play Store.

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