India and China are two neighbouring countries located in South Asia. These countries are one of the biggest and most powerful countries in the world.
Since 1954, India-China relations have not been at a good pace where both the countries have faced wars and killings. Read everything about the India-China relations: http://theprofoundreport.com/2020/06/14/india-china-relations-explained/
In July 2020, Indian government banned about fifty-nine Chinese applications which run on phones, televisions, tablets and laptops.
Ban of Chinese apps
In answer for all this, Indian Army defended the Indian land very well and forced Chinese troops to go back. While, the Indian government took decision to ban around 59 Chinese applications which run on phones. Here is the list of all the 59 Chinese applications:
Here’s the complete list of the apps banned:
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
7. Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
11. YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browser
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
17. Club Factory
19. Beutry 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
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
Why were those apps banned?
In 2019-2020, the current Chinese government, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was again found indulging in malpractices which affected India, other countries as well as the Chinese population. The government still does not give equity to Tibetans, Hongkongers, Macanese, Taiwanese and Chinese Muslims. The government is also responsible for creating a panic situation all around the globe by hiding the fact of Coronavirus for long. Not only these issues, but from March 2020, China is trying to unethically acquire Indian territories in Nathu-La Pass and Ladakh. Read everything about the India-China relations: http://theprofoundreport.com/2020/06/14/india-china-relations-explained/
Is this decision right?
According to TPR research, this decision is quite appreciable and right somewhere.
Here are the reasons why this decision is right:
- This will make Chinese organisations to stand against CCP.
- It will strengthen Anti-China movements across the world.
- This can help in spreading of message and knowledge about the malpractices of China among the population.
- It can force Chinese government to minimise the malpractices and other unethical activities.
- It will increase patriotism among Indians.
- It will lead to loss of funds to the Chinese government which will prevent the country to go for a war or invest in unethical planning.
From these six points, we found out that this was a good decision, but this decision may not be cent percent right due to lack of planning, inadequate funds and strong decision-making.
Here are the counter points to this decision:
- Loss of jobs
Employees in both the countries are facing loss of their jobs who worked in related companies due to the ban.
- Heavy losses to companies
India being the top contributors of smartphone users, both Indian and Chinese companies will face heavy loss due to the ban. There may be Indian companies too which had certain partnerships or joinings with the Chinese organisations.
- Affecting shareholders
As we all know, many of the companies owning such apps issued shares. Due to the ban, companies facing loss would result in loss even to the shareholders who are found all around the world.
- Suspension of investments
Chinese companies planning to invest in India have undoubtedly suspended their decisions due to the ban and fear of the changing rules. For example, ByteDance Ltd. (firm owning TikTok) suspended the idea of ₹74.58 Arab investment in India.
- Loss of Indian economy
Due to loss of users, suspension of investments, rise in unemployment etc., Indian economy will surely suffer a lot as no decision-making is done to overcome such rising issues.
- Spread of hatred
There are chances of spread of hatred against Indian government by China, allies of China and even certain Indian population which faced the consequences.
Indian government banned only 59 of the Chinese apps while there are thousands of other apps which are not banned. This is clear discrimination as only selected apps are banned. While we know BJP never fails in discrimination.
For example, PUBG Mobile, a popular game owned by Tencent Games is a no doubt a Chinese game but it is not banned. There are many other examples too. Is this for the vote bank? Is this because of corruption?