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Aliexpress joins latest Chinese app ban wave in India
- India has officially banned 43 additional Chinese apps.
- The popular e-commerce website, AliExpress, is now part of the list.
- The app is likely to be removed from the Google Play Store.
Following the ban on popular apps like TikTok and PUBG earlier in the year, India has now banned 43 additional Chinese apps citing security concerns.
Citing section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the order issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology claims that the apps are “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”
The latest round of apps to be banned includes the popular e-commerce website, AliExpress. The app is popular amongst drop shippers, traders, and anyone looking to buy components. The ban on the app effectively places a check on the import of goods from China into India.
Another popular app to be banned is Lalamove. The logistics app has been gaining popularity as a hyperlocal service for same-day deliveries. The service operates a large fleet in India and it remains to be seen what kind of impact the ban has on the company’s offline operations.
The apps join a list of 41 other apps that include social media and dating applications as well as the likes of utilities like CamCard.
India initially banned 59 apps back in June and an additional 118 apps in September following border skirmishes with China. Here’s the full list of Chinese apps banned by the Indian government.
List of Chinese apps banned in India
- 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