Highlights
  • The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, and many other popular apps.
  • The official TikTok account of the Indian Government named MyGov. is also removed from the platform which has around 1.1 million followers.
  • Some of these Chinese apps also possess security and data risks. It is highly recommended to uninstall them.
Over the border dispute in the Ladakh area, 20 Indian soldiers were killed by China last week on 15 Jun 2020. This incident created tension between India-China. As the tension rises, China faced a lot of backlash in India. People demanded the government to take revenge for the soldiers.

TikTok, UC Browser & other Chinese apps banned in India

Even before this incident, people in India are boycotting various Chinese products, especially apps like TikTok. An application called Remove China Apps was created for this task particular which allows users to detect and remove all Chinese apps from their phones.

Later, a developer from India released a clone version of the TikTok app named Mitron. This application was also an instant hit and it got over 5M+ downloads within the few days of its release. Apart from Chinese apps, people are also boycotting Chinese smartphone companies in India.

For a long time, Indians are demanding their government to ban all popular Chinese apps because China is making a huge profit from them. It seems like the government has finally heard the voice of the people. Today, a list of 59 Chinese apps is released which are banned from India.

Some of the popular apps in this list are TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, Kwai, Clash of Kings, and more. Most of them belong to the entertainment and utility apps category. These apps have a very huge number of active users in India. Some of them even have 100M+ downloads on the Google Play Store.

As from the Indian government, it is officially stated that these Chinese apps possess various security and data risks. They are engaged in activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state, and public order.

The Indian government's official account MyGov. has also been disabled from TikTok right after this news. The account has over 1.1 million followers. Some people are previously criticizing the government for having their account on TikTok and now it's great news for every Indian.

List of 59 Chinese apps that are banned in India


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

How to remove these Chinese apps from your phone


We have already discussed in our previous guide how you can remove Chinese apps from your phone all at once. For this task, you can use an application called Remove China Apps. This app is suspended from the Google Play Store by you can download it from the above link.

Once you have installed this app on your Android phone, open it and tap the Scan now button. The app will automatically scan your phone and show you a list of Chinese apps that are detected by it. Click the delete icon next to them and then tap Uninstall to remove them from your phone.

How to uninstall Chinese apps manually


If you are using any of the Chinese apps on your phone that is banned by the Indian government, then you should immediately uninstall it from your phone. To uninstall it manually, simply go to Settings > Apps. Then find the Chinese app you want to remove and open it. Next, click the Uninstall button followed by OK to permanently remove the app from your phone. That's it.

It's definitely great news for the whole country that these Chinese apps are finally banned. We hope that China will learn its lesson from this and there will not be any dispute between India-China in the future. How do you see this ban on all Chinese apps? Let us know your views in the comment below and don't forget to share this news with your friends so they will also get to know which Chinese apps are banned.