China Remains Top Trading Partner For India In 2020
Even after tensed border relations, China stood as India's biggest trade partner in 2020. Reportedly, India did a bilateral trade of $77.7 billion. However, it was less than 2019's $85.5 billion. Besides, total imports stood at $58.7 billion, which was way more than combined purchases from the US and UAE. Moreover, the bilateral trade gap was recorded at $40 billion. Interestingly, India's export to the neighbour increased to $19 billion.
Tags: India, China, Chinese Apps, Trade relations, India- China trade
Courtesy: The Economic Times
TikTok India To Retrench Staff After Govt Extends Ban On App
TikTok India is planning to retrench its staff citing the Centre’s decision to extend the ban on the app. In the January 27 letter, TikTok interim chief Vanessa Pappas wrote "we simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed" with no respite from the government. However, the letter did not mention about the number of people TikTok will shed. Meanwhile, reports have suggested that TikTok employees have started to look for possibilities in newly… read-more
Tags: TikTok, India, China, Chinese Apps
India Imposes Permanent Ban On 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok
The Indian government has issued a notice to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. Reportedly, the Centre has taken the decision after the Chinese companies failed to provide convincing explanations before the authorities. India had first imposed the ban in June 2020 citing that the apps were detrimental to "sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."
Tags: Electronics and IT Ministry, Chinese Apps, TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, Technology
8 Chinese Apps Including Alipay, WeChat Pay Banned By US Govt
US President Donald Trump ordered to ban on various Chinese apps like Alipay, WeChat, QQ Wallet, alleging that they pass user’s information to the Chinese Government. Calling them a threat to US national security, the order suspicioned them to be likely used for tracking and making dossiers on US federal employees. Earlier, the US government cracked down with heavy hands ordering ByteDance to remove the famous Chinese short-video app TikTok… read-more
Tags: TikTok, United States, Donald Trump, Chinese Apps
Courtesy: BBC News
India's PUBG Ban: Tencent's Market Value Goes Down by $14 Billion
On September 3, Tencent lost USD 14 billion in market value and its share fell by 2%. The losses were seen as an effect of India's ban on PUBG on September 2. Tencent, one of China's biggest gaming company, owns the mobile version of PUBG. India is PUBG mobile's largest market with over 175 million installs. The move came as a result of the rising border tensions between India and China.
Tags: Pubg Mobile, PUBG Ban, India, Chinese Apps
Calling for Collective Efforts, US Supports India's Move to Ban Chinese Apps
US State Department on September 3 lauded India's move to ban Chinese apps. It stated, "India has banned 100 plus Chinese apps. We call on all freedom-loving nations and companies to join The Clean Network." The Clean Network initiative, launched by the Trump administration, is aimed to protect the US citizens' privacy and its companies' sensitive information from the data mining by the Chinese Communist Party.
Tags: United States, India, Chinese Apps, China
Courtesy: Times Now
Government Bans 118 More Mobile Apps Including PUBG
The Government of India on September 2 banned the usage of 118 more mobile apps, including PUBG. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the measure was undertaken with the view of safeguarding the sovereignty and nation's security. Besides PUBG, U-dictionary and App Lock are also among the banned apps. This is the third time the GOI has imposed ban on apps, amid border tensions… read-more
Tags: Pubg Mobile, Technology, Chinese Apps, Indo-China dispute
Courtesy: Press Information Bureau
France: TikTok Faces Investigation by a Data Privacy Watchdog
France's privacy watchdog CNIL has initiated a probe against TikTok, a Chinese short-form video-sharing app. According to a CNIL spokesperson, the watchdog started investigation after a complaint about TikTok was received in May. However, he refused to dwell into the details of the complaint. TikTok said that it was aware of the probe, and was cooperating completely. TikTok is facing similar investigations already in the US, EU, and the… read-more
Tags: TikTok, investigation, Data Privacy, Chinese Apps