Chinese-made TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, Baidu Maps and WeChat are among 59 Chinese apps India banned this week, citing "security of state and public order,” among other reasons. (Picture: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

By forcing internet providers to block Chinese apps, India takes a page out of China’s playbook

  • China has long banned foreign apps and websites, arguing that it has a right to “cyber sovereignty”
  • India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps has China’s tech giants facing restrictions similar to those on international competitors back home
Topic |   Censorship
Chinese-made TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, Baidu Maps and WeChat are among 59 Chinese apps India banned this week, citing "security of state and public order,” among other reasons. (Picture: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)
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