The Indian government recently sent notifications to Chinese companies, informing them that the ban, announced in June, will continue
China on Wednesday called on India to “immediately correct its discriminatory measures” following the decision to extend the ban on 59 Chinese applications.
The Indian government recently sent notifications to Chinese companies, informing them that the ban, announced in June, would continue. India in June banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, citing national security concerns. 118 more apps were banned in September and 43 more apps in November last year.
The recent notice was sent after reviewing responses from Chinese companies, which had been given an opportunity to respond to the June ruling.
The order from the Department of Electronics and Informatics last year stated that it had received “credible contributions that these applications make. [a] threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India ”and he had taken the measure“ on the basis of the information available, they are engaging in activities which undermine the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, state security and public order ”.
Reacting to the decision to maintain the June ban on 59 applications, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said in a statement, “Since last year, the Indian side has repeatedly used national security as an excuse to ban certain mobile applications of Chinese origin. ”
“These movements [are] in violation of the non-discriminatory principles of the WTO and the principles of fair competition in the market economy seriously undermine the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, ”said spokesman Ji Rong. “The Chinese side strongly opposes it.”
“The Chinese government always asks Chinese companies to observe international rules and local laws and regulations when doing business abroad,” the statement said. “The Indian government has a responsibility to follow WTO rules and market principles and protect the legitimate rights and interests of the international. investors, including Chinese companies.
The statement said these measures had “hampered the improvement of the Indian business environment and the innovative development of Indian related industries.” “China-India economic and trade cooperation is inherently mutually beneficial,” he said. “We urge the Indian side to immediately correct its discriminatory measures and avoid further harming bilateral cooperation.”