A day after the government banned 43 more apps in India, China on November 25, 2020, said that it resolutely opposed the apps ban and the repeated use of national security for it.
On November 24, as many as 43 apps, mostly Chinese apps, were blocked by the government. The government claimed that the apps were engaging users in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.
“China firmly opposes Indian side’s repeated use of ‘national security’ as excuse to prohibit mobile Apps with Chinese background. Hope India provides fair, impartial and non-discriminatory business environment for all market players and rectify discriminatory practices,” said Ji Rong, Chinese spokesperson.
In a statement, Ji Rong said that the Chinese government had always needed overseas Chinese companies to abide by international laws, operate in compliance with laws and regulations and conform to “public order and good morals”.
“China and India are the opportunities of development to each other rather than threats. Both sides should bring bilateral economic and trade relations back to the right path for mutual benefits and win-win results on the basis of dialogue and negotiation,” he said.
The government on November 24, 2020, that it was committed to protecting citizens, their interests, sovereignty, and integrity of India, and that it will do everything to ensure that. The government has blocked a total of 220 apps in India amid tension with China at the border in the past few months.