Tencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFPTencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Tencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

India’s ban of 118 apps including PUBG Mobile, Alipay is ‘economic retaliation’ for border tensions: analysts

  • India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology cites national security and data security concerns as reasons for the latest ban
  • But analysts say it is an ‘economic retaliation’ for border tensions and signal that no Chinese apps are welcome in the country

Topic |   Tencent
Tencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFPTencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Tencent Holdings’ hit mobile game PUBG Mobile was among 118 Chinese mobile apps India blocked on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Corrected [12:26pm, 4 Sep, 2020]

  • [12:26pm, 4 Sep, 2020]

    An earlier version of this story quoted Dev Lewis as saying that the India government used a section of the Intellectual Property (IP) Act in India to block the apps. He was, in fact, referring to the Information Technology (IT) Act. We apologise for the error.

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