Sikh volunteers hang a sign prohibiting use of popular short video app TikTok at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a city in the state of Punjab in northwestern India. ByteDance-owned TikTok is among 59 China-based apps recently banned by the Indian government. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China’s tech sector quietly assesses India’s ban on TikTok, 58 other apps

  • India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Monday issued an interim order banning 59 China-based apps, citing security and privacy concerns
  • Management at TikTok in India said the company was already ‘in the process of complying with the order’
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Sikh volunteers hang a sign prohibiting use of popular short video app TikTok at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a city in the state of Punjab in northwestern India. ByteDance-owned TikTok is among 59 China-based apps recently banned by the Indian government. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Corrected [10:53am, 1 Jul, 2020]

  • [10:53am, 1 Jul, 2020]

    A previous version of this article stated that Baidu said it had no comment "because it was still evaluating the order’s impact on its operations in India". This was a misinterpretation of the spokesperson's response. The article has been corrected to state that the company simply declined to comment. We apologise for the error.

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