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The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game | Justin Chin/Bloomberg

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Munich Security Conference at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, Germany, Saturday | Photo: Michaela Handrek-Rehle | Bloomberg

After Huawei & TikTok, Pompeo wants US firms to cut ties with more Chinese companies, apps

Pompeo contends that apps such as TikTok are harvesting US citizens’ data, putting it at risk of being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party.
A Chinese flag and an effigy of President Xi Jinping are burnt during a protest against the Galwan Valley clash, in Kolkata | Representational image | ANI

Get tougher on Chinese firms, Policybazaar & MobiKwik urge Modi govt

The stance of Policybazaar & MobiKwik reflects a shift in sentiment against China after Ladakh and a wave of techno-nationalism as Covid pummels economies.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.
The TikTok app. | Photographer: Roy Liu | Bloomberg

Now, Japanese ruling party evaluates security risks linked to Chinese apps

Apart from social media applications like TikTok, the govt would also look at restrictions on Chinese-developed banking systems that use artificial intelligence.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India bans 47 more Chinese apps that are clones, variants of blocked ones, source says

The government had banned 59 Chinese apps on 29 June, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

China crisis has given Modi the opportunity to do for India what Lincoln, FDR did for the US

The shared global concern around China is a major opportunity for India to create the structures needed to benefit from a soft alliance of like-minded countries.

‘India took extraordinary step’ — 25 US Congress members urge Trump to also ban Chinese apps

In letter to Donald Trump, US Congress members said America should ban Chinese apps such as TikTok, like India has done, to protect privacy & national security.
UC Browser was India's second most popular web browser on smartphones before the ban on 59 Chinese apps | ThePrint

49% Indians say Chinese firms can operate if there isn’t data sharing with China: Survey 

A survey by LocalCircles also found that 29% respondents felt government-sanctioned action should be taken against Indian companies with Chinese investment.
President Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed

Trump says he’s considering a ban on TikTok in the US

US President Donald Trump said that banning TikTok is 'one of many' ways he is looking to hit back at the Beijing government over the coronavirus.

On Camera

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

Countering China is now a priority for both India and US. But only one needs the other

There are two necessities for India to counter China and both require depending on American power.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.