An overview of ban of Chinese apps by India and resulting statements
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An overview of ban of Chinese apps by India and resulting statements

As stated by Indian reports, the ban on Chinese applications will cost a deadly blow to China and its tech. It will cost about $6 billion to Chinese firms. But according to Global Times, a China based news organisation, these western media reports are absurd and far-fetched. The measure won't cast a shadow to Chinese high-tech sector, nor bring any serious damage to Chinese firms on list. According to China, India will bear direct losses due to ban of Chinese applications and products because Chinese products and technology have contributed a major part in the development of India and it's society. According to data from Sensor Twoer, a mobile app analysis company, TikTok was downloaded 112 million times in May, with 20 percent of that total in the Indian market, double that of the US market. On the other hand, US welcomes India's ban on Chinese apps. US secretary of state; Mike Pompeo on Wednesday applauded India for banning 59 chinese apps saying that it will boost India's integrity and national security.

The Chinese Embassy in Delhi criticized India’s measure in a separate statement saying it “selectively and discriminatorily aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds.” India’s prohibition could also give American companies a possible edge over Chinese players in a rare global tech market that is both populous and not yet saturated. While WeChat never made it big in India, banning it may help shore up Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp. Cutting out TikTok immediately gives Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube a boost.

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