China has reacted to the central government’s decision to prohibit over 200 Chinese apps in India, claiming that this will have a negative impact on the enterprises that create the apps.
On Thursday, China issued a statement expressing its displeasure over India’s ban on over 220 Chinese mobile applications.
The Chinese government has stated that banning these apps in India could harm Chinese enterprises’ interests.
“The ban damages the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies,” China’s Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng said
during a public briefing on Thursday.Furthermore he added, “For a certain period of time, the relevant Indian
departments have been taking several measures to put pressure on Chinese enterprises and related services in the country,
which has seriously damaged the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies, with China expressing serious concern in this regard.”
Gao expressed hope that India will be able to take suitable measures to sustain the good dynamics of economic cooperation
between the two nations when discussing the economic factors connected with the ban of these apps.
This follows upon reports earlier this week that the Indian government will prohibit 54 mobile apps in the nation,
bringing the total number of prohibited apps in India including over 220 when the prohibition on mobile applications in 2020 is included in.
Around banning of 54 Chinese applications in India, according to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY),
and thereby expecting to make a formal announcement in this regard soon.
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