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Sonam Wangchuk Issues First Reply As 'Boycott China' Call Culminates In India's 59-app Ban

Sonam Wangchuk took to Twitter to express his joy on the development, adding that the credit goes to the billions of citizens and the Government of India.

Chinese apps

Causing a major blow to China’s Digital Silk Route ambitions, the Government of India banned 59 China-origin Apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. The move comes amid rising sentiment among the Indian citizens to ‘Boycott Chinese goods’. The man who gave a clarion call for the movement, Sonam Wangchuk, on Tuesday reacted to the Government’s enormous decision.

Wangchuk took to Twitter to express his joy at the development, adding that the credit goes to the billions of citizens and the Government of India. The education reformer implied that the united spirit of Indians paved the way for the massive step towards becoming a self-reliant nation.

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Following tensions on the border with China, Sonam Wangchuk had initiated the ‘Boycott Chinese goods’ movement last month, encouraging the people of India to give up Chinese software in a week and hardware in a year. In an overwhelming response to the movement, scores of citizens boycotted Made in China goods and protested against the companies.

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India bans 59 Chinese apps

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday banned 59 Chinese applications including TikTok. The Centre stated that it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of these apps for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India. Hence, in a move to protect the sovereignty of Indian Cyberspace and to ensure the interests of crores of Indian mobile users. The move came amid the ongoing India-China standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

1. TikTok

2. Shareit

3. Kwai

4. UC Browser

5. Baidu map 

6. Shein 

7. Clash of Kings 

8. DU battery saver 

9. Helo 

10. Likee

11. YouCam makeup 

12. Mi Community 

13. CM Browers 

14. Virus Cleaner 

15. APUS Browser 

16. ROMWE 

17. Club Factory 

18. Newsdog 

19. Beutry Plus 

20. WeChat 

21. UC News 

22. QQ Mail 

23. Weibo 

24. Xender 

25. QQ Music 

26. QQ Newsfeed 

27. Bigo Live 

28. SelfieCity 

29. Mail Master 

30. Parallel Space

31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi 

32. WeSync 

33. ES File Explorer 

34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc 

35. Meitu 

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 

44. Cam Scanner 

45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile 

46. Wonder Camera 

47. Photo Wonder 

48. QQ Player 

49. We Meet 

50. Sweet Selfie 

51. Baidu Translate 

52. Vmate 

53. QQ International 

54. QQ Security Center 

55. QQ Launcher 

56. U Video 

57. V fly Status Video 

58. Mobile Legends 

59. DU Privacy

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Anti-China sentiment in India

After 20 soldiers were martyred at the LAC, several groups across the nation have protested against the sale of Chinese goods. Moreover, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL)- a PSU under the aegis of the Ministry of Railways has terminated a Chinese company’s contract. The BCCI too has called a council meeting to rethink its sponsorship from Chinese companies. Centre too has taken several steps to decrease Chinese imports to make India more self-reliant. Apart from these, recently several Indian companies with Chinese funding have faced the ire of the public as 'ban Chinese goods' sentiment grows stronger.

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