China accuses India of blocking 220 Chinese mobile applications as a form of discriminatory practice. It violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
“We firmly oppose the use of ‘national security’ grounds by the Indian side as a way to ban some Chinese Mobile Apps,” said spokesman for the Chinese embassy in India Ji Rong, as quoting from CNBC International, Thursday (26/11/2020).
“We hope India creates a fair, impartial and non-discriminatory business environment. It should be for all market participants from various countries including China. And corrects discriminatory practices that violate WTO rules.”
“China and India have the opportunity to build on each other rather than be a threat,” he added.
China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Beijing was “concerned about India’s claims”. Then, China called on the government to “immediately correct its discriminatory approach and avoid further damage to bilateral cooperation.”
India blocked 220 Chinese applications
Yesterday (11/25/2020) India decided to block 43 more Chinese mobile applications. This is the fourth time since June that India has carried out the stunt. In total, India blocked 220 Chinese applications. It is including PUBG Mobile, Aliexpress, Mobile Legend, Baidu, Snack Video, Taobao Live, TikTok to WeChat.
This Indian action is a response to tensions in the Himalayas, the border between the two countries. in the Galwan Valley.
India blocked 220 Chinese applications on the grounds. These applications were involved in activities that were detrimental to India’s sovereignty and integration, Indian defense, state security and public order.
India also said the decision was taken based on a comprehensive report. IThe report came from India’s Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.