Indian govt bans AliExpress, 42 other Chinese apps over security concerns: Check full list here


The government of India on Tuesday blocked a total number of 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress to stop these from being accessed by Indian users, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

“This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”, the Centre said in an official statement.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has directed the instruction for blocking the access of these apps by Indian users based on the comprehensive reports obtained from Indian Cyber Crime Co-ordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs, it further stated.

The in-demand shopping website, AliExpress was one of the banned apps, which comes as a big blow to Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba. This is another setback for the e-commerce giant after its Ant Group’s $37-billion (£28 billion) initial public offering, (IPO) was stopped in China. These banned apps are likely to be removed from the Google Play Store and Apple Store very soon. 

Here is the full list of recently blocked 43 apps by the Indian government:

(1) AliSuppliers Mobile App

(2) Alibaba Workbench

(3) AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living

(4) Alipay Cashier

(5) Lalamove India – Delivery App

(6) Drive with Lalamove India

(7) Snack Video

(8) CamCard – Business Card Reader

(9) CamCard – BCR (Western)

(10) Soul- Follow the soul to find you

(11) Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Chat & Video App

(12) Date in Asia – Chat & Dating For Asian Singles

(13) WeDate-Dating App

(14) Free dating app-Singol, start your date!

(15)Adore App

(16) TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App

(17) TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App

(18) ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles

(19) DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

(20) AsianDate: find Asian singles

(21) FlirtWish: chat with singles

(22) Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

(23) Tubit: Live Streams

(24) WeWorkChina

(25) First Love Live- super hot beauties live online

(26) Rela – Lesbian Social Network

(27) Cashier Wallet

(28) MangoTV

(29) MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP

(30) WeTV – TV version

(31) WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More

(32) WeTV Lite

(33) Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App

(34) Taobao Live

(35) DingTalk

(36) Identity V

(37) Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

(38) BoxStar (Early Access)

(39) Heroes Evolved

(40) Happy Fish

(41) Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island

(42) Munchkin Match: magic home building

(43) Conquista Online II


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