Chinese application ban in India trends on China social media
New Delhi : India on Monday decided to ban 59 Chinese applications has created a communication rift amongst multimedia users and it has become a trending topic on social media in China.
A statement by India’s information technology ministry said on Monday the 59 apps have been blocked "since in view of the information available, they are engaged in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."
A group of social media users active on Weibo shared the news and discussed the reasons behind Delhi's decision to ban the applications.
At around 10 am in China, the topic had been viewed some 63 million times, and at least 4,000 threads of discussions were active on Weibo platforms.
Interestingly, many Chinese users demanded a similar action on Indian products in China but failed to find any such product in their market.
"We want to boycott Indian products but could not find any in my home," wrote one user.
Another wrote: "I also want to boycott Indian products. I have searched all over my house. Nothing is India’s."
Another Weibo user wrote: "Indian netizens are going to use TikTok through VPN."
So far Chinese companies which have been banned in India have not released any official statement on the move.