Beijing calls New-Delhi's app-ban discriminatory, asks for reversal

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Last Updated: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2020, 12:08:14hrs
Gao Feng

Beijing on Thursday has referred to New Delhi's ban on 59 Chinese apps as "discriminatory" and has sought a reversal on the ban.

Chinese Commerce Ministry Spokesman Gao Feng has impressed that China did not take restrictive measures against Indian products and services. That, in reference to reports on import regulations and restrictive policies affecting free-trade.

Gao also alleged that India's "relevant practices violate relevant World Trade Organization rules."He expressed hope that "India would immediately correct the discriminatory practices against China and Chinese enterprises".

Announcing its decision to ban 59 apps in view of information available that they are "engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order", India's Information Technology Ministry said the move will "safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace."

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