Central government bans 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress

The action was taken as the Centre received inputs that these apps were engaging in activities that are prejudicial to India's sovereignty and integrity
Central government bans 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress

In a sudden move, the Central government has placed a ban on 43 Chinese mobile applications on Tuesday. According to the government, the apps were engaging in activities that are 'prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India'.

Under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) blocked access to these apps.

In an official press release the Centre said: "This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."

Among the 43 apps banned, apps belonging to Chinese E-commerce giants Alibaba Group and many other Chinese delivery apps were are also on the list.

This is not the first time the Government of India has blocked Chinese mobile apps. Under the IT act, on June 29 2020, the Centre banned 59 Chinese mobile apps and on September 2, 2020 another 118 Chinese apps were subsequently banned. Known apps like PUBG Mobile, PUBG Lite, WeChat Reading, Ludo All Star, to name a few, were banned. The Government of India has stated time and again that it is doing everything to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

The 43 apps banned are:

AliSuppliers Mobile App

Alibaba Workbench

AliExpress - Smarter Shopping, Better Living

Alipay Cashier

Lalamove India - Delivery App

Drive with Lalamove India

Snack Video

CamCard - Business Card Reader

CamCard - BCR (Western)

Soul- Follow the soul to find you

Chinese Social - Free Online Dating Video App & Chat

Date in Asia - Dating & Chat For Asian Singles

WeDate-Dating App

Free dating app-Singol, start your date!

Adore App

TrulyChinese - Chinese Dating App

TrulyAsian - Asian Dating App

ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles

DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

AsianDate: find Asian singles

FlirtWish: chat with singles

Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

Tubit: Live Streams


First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online

Rela - Lesbian Social Network

Cashier Wallet


MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP

WeTV - TV version

WeTV - Cdrama, Kdrama&More

WeTV Lite

Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App

Taobao Live


Identity V

Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

BoxStar (Early Access)

Heroes Evolved

Happy Fish

Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!

Munchkin Match: magic home building

Conquista Online II

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