Yesterday, the Indian Government banned 59 apps with Chinese links for engaging in activities that are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity” of India. Today China raised strong concerns over this, acknowledging the fact that the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps, they said that the Indian Government has the responsibility to uphold the “legitimate and legal rights” of international investors.
Many people are saying that the ban comes in as a response of the current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops, but the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that they were receiving several complaints of stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India and it has nothing to do with the border situations.
Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Zhao Lijian said, “China is strongly concerned about the relevant notice issued by the Indian side. We are checking and verifying the situation. “I want to stress that the Chinese government always asks the Chinese businesses to abide by international rules, local laws and regulations in their business cooperation with foreign countries,” he said.
“The Indian government has the responsibility to uphold the legitimate and legal rights of the international investors including the Chinese ones,” “Such pattern has been artificially undermined and it is not in the interest of the Indian side,” Zhao added.