India Bans 59 Chinese Apps, Including TikTok and Clash of Kings

Amidst all the chaos happening in the world right now, India and China are currently clashing over a border dispute. The disputed territory in question lies in the Galwan Valley on the India-China border. Earlier this month, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the disputed Aksai Chin-Ladakh area in the Galwan Valley after a violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops.

As a result of the heightening tensions between India and China, the Indian government has banned the use of 59 Chinese mobile apps, claiming in their official statement that these apps are "prejudicial to [the] sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state, and public order". For the full list of the 59 apps that were blocked, see the bottom of this article.

Just a few of the long list of blocked apps that you may have heard of include:

  • The social networking app TikTok, which has become a platform for tons of viral videos


Image Credits: Google Play

  • The popular messaging app WeChat, which has over one million active users per month


Image Credits: Google Play

  • Online fashion stores such as Shein and ROMWE, which are often promoted by influencers on social media (such as TikTok)


Image Credits: Google Play


Image Credits: Google Play

  • The game Clash of Kings, which has been one of the top grossing apps on both the App Store and Google Play

Clash of Kings

Image Credits: Google Play

I still want to use the banned apps -- how can I do that?

Are you a viral TikToker? Or maybe you need to use WeChat to message your family and friends? One way you can access the apps in the list below is to use a VPN, which can allow you to mask and protect your identity when you access an app, as well as allow you to access the app from a location away from where you physically are -- for example, somewhere outside of India. Check out this article to learn how you can use a VPN with an app like TikTok!

Here is the full list of the 59 apps that have been blocked:

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

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