India on Wednesday banned 118 mostly Chinese linked mobile applications including popular videogame PUBG, Tencent Holdings Ltd’s citing data security concerns amidst rising tension with China at Line of Actual Control (LAC).
PUBG is India’s biggest video game, pulling the plug for millions of faithful video gamers in the country. In June, similar ban on 59 Chinese applications by India left millions of content creators on Tiktok disappointed.
In a news conference briefing at China’s Commerce Ministry, spokesperson Gao Feng said on Thursday it “strongly opposed India banning Chinese mobile apps. Indian actions violate the legal interests of Chinese investors and services providers and China asks India to correct its mistakes”.