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Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok in India

A long list of 59 Chinese apps like TikTok, Shareit, Shein have been banned in India. 

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:41 IST
TikTok has the most number of users in India.
TikTok has the most number of users in India.

The government has banned 59 Chinese apps in India. The long list of apps include popular ones like TikTok, Shareit, Shein and Clash of Kings.

The Ministry of Information Technology in a release said that these 59 Chinese apps pose a threat to India “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

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The release also mentions that there are security concerns with these apps. “At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians,” the release added.

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It further adds that there have been multiple complaints “from various sources” on how some of these apps are being misused on Android and iOS.This decision from the government comes amid the ongoing clash with China in Ladakh. There have been many calls on social media to boycott Chinese products as well. But till now there was no definite move by the government that puts a halt to Chinese goods or services in India.

Most of these Chinese apps are very popular in India. TikTok, for example, has the highest number of users in India. These apps cater to different uses like social media, photo editing, online shopping and gaming. The ban on these apps have been announced but they're still available on the Google Play Store and App Store.

Here's the full list of all the Chinese apps banned in India.

1. TikTok

2. Shareit

3. Kwai

4. UC Browser

5. Baidu map

6. Shein

7. Clash of Kings

8. DU battery saver

9. Helo


11.YouCam makeup

12.Mi Community

13.CM Browser

14.Virus Cleaner

15.APUS Browser


17.Club Factory


19.Beauty Plus


21.UC News

22.QQ Mail



25.QQ Music

26.QQ Newsfeed

27.Bigo Live


29.Mail Master

30.Parallel Space

31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi


33.ES File Explorer

34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc


36.Vigo Video

37.New Video Status

38.DU Recorder

39.Vault- Hide

40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio

41.DU Cleaner

42.DU Browser

43.Hago Play With New Friends

44.Cam Scanner

45.Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

46.Wonder Camera

47.Photo Wonder

48.QQ Player

49.We Meet

50.Sweet Selfie

51.Baidu Translate


53.QQ International

54.QQ Security Center

55.QQ Launcher

56.U Video

57.V fly Status Video

58.Mobile Legends

59.DU Privacy

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First Published Date: 29 Jun, 20:57 IST