China calls India’s ban on 118 apps ‘discriminatory restrictions’

Beijing, September 3 : Hit tough by India(In)’s move to ban 118 apps, involving PUBG, China on Thu. termed the action as ‘discriminatory constraints’ on Chinese businesses & claimed that it violated Globe Trade Company (WTO) regulations.

Gao Feng, the spokesman of China’s Ministry of Commerce, stated that the Chinese side expressed severe worry & company objection to India(In)’s call, Chinese state-owned Global Times recorded.

India(In)’s move to ban PUBG Mobile & 117 different Chinese apps on Wed. had come after new Chinese aggression within the Indian territory in Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh.

“This move going to save the interests of crores of Indian mobile & net consumers. This call is a targetted move to make sure safety, security & sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” India(In)’s Ministry of Electronics & Info Technology (MeitY) stated in an announcement, announcing the ban on the apps.

India(In) has till now banned over 200 Chinese apps, involving short video-sharing platform TikTok & UC Browser, controlled by Alibaba.

The latest list of banned Chinese apps contain some of the from Baidu, Alibaba & Alibaba’s fiscal arm Ant Crowd, apart from PUBG.

Citing sector observers & entrepreneurs, the Global Times record stated that India(In) took a “self-defeating” move that going to furthermore drive far away Chinese investors & wound its virus-hit economy.

The record stated that New Delhi(DL) is following Washington(WA) in “decoupling with China”, even though it argued that India(In) “can’t afford the cost of an economic decoupling with Beijing”.

The investment from that US is unlikely to make up for Chinese investment, stated the mouthpiece of the Xi Jinping govt, citing sector analysts.

India(In) & China have remained locked in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Curb (LAC) in Ladakh from Jun this yr..

A new crises erupted last Sun. when India(In) pre-emptively thwarted Chinese intentions to unilaterally alter the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh.