China reacts to India ban 59 China apps, foreign ministry says concerned

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China said it was “strongly concerned’ about the emerging situation. A day after India banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok and UC Browser.

China is strongly concerned regarding the decision taken by the Indian government to ban 59 apps with Chinese links, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

“China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.

“We want to stress that Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws-regulations. Indian government has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones,” Zhao Lijian said

The Indian government had on Monday ban 59 apps with China links, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The Google on Tuesday said it has removed all the banned applications from the Play Store.

The ban on the China apps came in the backdrop of current stand-off along the Line of Actual control in Ladakh with Chinese troops.

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