List of all 224 Chinese apps banned in India : Reasons for Ban & Alternative of PUBG mobile :

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,

On Wednesday, Indian Government has banned another 118 Chinese app under “section 69 of Information Technology Act“. These 118 Chinese apps are an addition on the previous 59 Chinese apps which have been already banned in India on 29th June.

The previous list included popular apps like tiktok, uc browser, helo, xender etc. which got banned due to several concerns of data privacy reported by the security agencies. But, even at that time those 59 apps were not only the ones that got reported. These 118 apps were also identified in the range of concern.

So, as for now there is a total of 224 Chinese apps that are banned in India.

 Here is the list of all 224 Chinese apps banned in India:

Previous list 59 Chinese apps banned in India;

1. TikTok31. Shareit
2. Kwai32. UC Browser
3. Baidu map33. Shein
4. Clash of Kings34. DU battery saver
5. Helo35. Likee
6. YouCam makeup36. Mi Community
7. CM Browers37. Virus Cleaner
8. APUS Browser38. ROMWE
9. Club Factory39. Newsdog
10. Beutry Plus40. WeChat
11. UC News41. QQ Mail
12. Weibo42. Xender
13. QQ Music43. QQ Newsfeed
14. Bigo Live44. SelfieCity
15. Mail Master45. Parallel Space
16. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi46. WeSync
17. ES File Explorer47. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
18. Meitu48. Vigo Video
19. New Video Status49. DU Recorder
20. Vault- Hide50. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
21. DU Cleaner51. DU Browser
22. Hago Play With New Friends52. Cam Scanner
23. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile53. Wonder Camera
24. Photo Wonder54. QQ Player
25. We Meet55. Sweet Selfie
26. Baidu Translate56. Vmate
27. QQ International57. QQ Security Center
28. QQ Launcher58. U Video
29. V fly Status Video59. Mobile Legends
30. DU Privacy 

Here is the official press release page by government of India, click here.

List of 118 chines apps banned in India

1. APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart60. APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
2. APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner61. APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
3. APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright62. Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
4. Baidu63. Baidu Express Edition
5. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty64. ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
6. CamCard – Business Card Reader65. CamCard Business
7. CamCard for Salesforce66. CamOCR
8. InNote67. VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
9. Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster68. WeChat reading
10. Government WeChat69. Small Q brush
11. Tencent Weiyun70. Pitu
12. WeChat Work71. Cyber Hunter
13. Cyber Hunter Lite72. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
14. Super Mecha Champions73. LifeAfter
15. Dawn of Isles74. Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
16. Chess Rush75. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
17. PUBG MOBILE LITE76. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
18. Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon77. Dank Tanks
19. Warpath78. Game of Sultans
20. Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos79. Smart AppLock (App Protect)
21. Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team80. Hide App-Hide Application Icon
22. AppLock81. AppLock Lite
23. Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner82. ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
24. ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app83. Music – Mp3 Player
25. Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer84. HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
26. Cleaner – Phone Booster85. Web Browser & Fast Explorer
27. Video Player All Format for Android86. Photo Gallery HD & Editor
28.Photo Gallery & Album87. Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
29. HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama88. HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
30. Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer89. Gallery HD
31. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer90. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
32. Music player – Audio Player91. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
33. Lamour Love All Over The World92. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
34. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community93. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
35. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management94. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
36. Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-95. Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
37. Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games96. Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
38. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage97. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
39. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate98. Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
40. Tantan – Date For Real99. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
41. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat100. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
42. Alipay101. AlipayHK
43. Mobile Taobao102. Youku
44. Road of Kings- Endless Glory103. Sina News
45. Netease News104. Penguin FM
46. Murderous Pursuits105. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
47. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese106. HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
48. Little Q Album107. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
49. Hi Meitu108. Mobile Legends: Pocket
50. VPN for TikTok109. VPN for TikTok
51. Penguin E-sports Live assistant110. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
52. iPick111. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
53. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App112. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
54. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games113.AFK Arena
55. Creative Destruction NetEase Games114. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
56. Mafia City Yotta Games115. Onmyoji NetEase Games
57. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games116. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
58. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games117. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
59. Soul Hunters118. Rules of Survival

Here is the official press release page by government of India, click here.

Here, some popular apps that are in the list

  1. Pubg mobile
  2. Pubg mobile lite
  3. U Dictionary

These are some of the popular apps in the second list. It seems like in this list, the only major blow is Pubg Mobile which is currently the most popular game among the Indian youth.

In the first list there were more number of popular apps like tiktok, helo, xender, uc browser etc.

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Cyborg suggestion:

Pubg mobile alternative

For Pubg mobile lovers who are feeling a great blow due to banning of Pubg in India, there is a much better & more reliable game for them. This game in PC dates very far back in time & has a great fan base. Recently they have also launched it in mobile version. But due to Pubg they were not able to gain expected amount of popularity.

For a true gamer, this game is a great alternative. So, till now, you must have guessed the name of this game!

pubg alternative call of duty

Yes, off course it is “Call of duty”. You can go for it without any worries. And, as it is not Chinese so there exists no risk of data theft or getting banned.

Why only Chinese apps are getting banned in India?

You might be wondering why suddenly Indian government started taking such harsh steps & banned all these apps. And also how they can harm national security as they are just some mobile apps.

data privacy law

So, if you have ever given even a little bit of attention while installing an app to your phone, you already know that it asks various permissions before getting operational. Many of the apps that you install asks you to allow them to assess you storage, network, camera, location & mic. And also when you login in them through your email they get more information access available through your google account.

So, here is the thing, when these apps have all the permissions, they start to collect different types of information about you like your online behaviour, what you search & topic or products you are interested in. sometimes they even record what you are typing on your keyboard e.g. passwords, private messages  etc.

Now you may say that why Chinese apps only? Why not others? Let alone others, even google needs all kind of personal data & permissions.  

Yes, this information is collected even by google so it can provide best online experience. The collection of this type of information is not the problem in itself. The problem arises when the topic of use of this type of data comes. Companies that are non-chinese have a strict data privacy policy & this type of data are not used or given to any third party without your concern.

reason to ban Chinese apps in India

Although, Chinese companies also claim to have same type of data privacy policies. But there is a law in china that obliges any company in china to give any sort of data that government wants from them about their users or anything. This law comes under “national intelligence law article 7”.

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Cyborg insight

Chinese apps are not showing data that you want

There are also reports that these Chinese apps are not showing data that you want. They always try to promote content that support Chinese policy & vision. These apps also try to promote anti-national thinking in rival countries, so that they can manipulate ideology of people about their nation.

Here is the overview how it can damage you & your nation

The information collected from you help companies & government to plan their schemes & products that they use to increase their profit & strengthen their economy. It’s not your individual data, they are collecting this data from each & every user of their apps. And by proper analysis of data they can determine & find out things that are a potential risk to national security and defence. This way, these tiny little things ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of any nation.

Effects of banning Chinese apps

banning of these apps will help to protect the economy and integrity of the nation.

The banning of these apps will help to protect the economy and integrity of the nation. The sole reason being that, if these apps are not installed in our mobile, it will make it way too harder for them to collect any personal data from a very big user base.

Also, these Chinese companies are going to lose a large number of users which will affect their profit margins in future.

Other than that your data will be safer & your privacy rights will be maintained.

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