China hopes India will reconsider actions against Chinese companies

Joanna Estrada
July 3, 2020

Earlier, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was concerned about India's decision to ban Chinese apps and was making checks to verify the situation.

Apart from gaining popularity among the users, the Mitron app has also raised ₹2 crore in a seed funding round from two venture capitalists firms which includes 3one4 Capital and LetsVenture, Gadgets 360 reported. An Alibaba Group spokesperson in India did not respond to a request for comment.

On Thursday, TikTok India clarified that the company had no plans to pursue legal action against the government's order and was working to address concerns of data privacy.

It is now among the top two free apps on Play Store for more than a week now.

"Today, it is a staple and reality for TikTok users even in remote cities, towns and villages across the country. Small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs have been able to realise their growth ambitions and dreams by reaching out to thousands of potential customers and consumers on a daily basis, through the platform", said Mayer.

Users have also downloaded apps like TikTok from third party websites like APKMirror, with the website reporting downloads of TikTok nearly doubling since the ban.

The ban is a huge blow to the global expansion of TikTok, which is touted as the most popular Chinese app overseas. The video-sharing platform owned by China's ByteDance is now in discussions with various government officials to resolve key issues. The ban will remain in play till such deliberations happen. In addition to this, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were ordered to block access and data to these applications. The Indian audience, which became very fond of short-video platforms during the lockdown due to TikTok, has been looking for Indian alternatives for the past few weeks, likely due to the rising anti-China sentiments among people after the altercation between Indian and Chinese troops at the Galwan valley.

Tensions have heightened between New Delhi and Beijing following a violent clash between soldiers of the two countries on June 15 in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control, that led to the death of 20 Indian jawans and injuries to 76 personnel.

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