Angry over the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops on June 15, Indian citizens are now demanding a complete ban on Chinese apps in the country – a move which has already led to a dip in popularity of famous Chinese apps.
Popular Chinese apps like TikTok, PUBG, Bigo Live, Helo and Likee have already shown dip in download after the cross border tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region.
“I believe, we the citizens of India should launch a campaign to completely boycott China and everything even remotely associated with it,” Abhishek Yadav, a medical student in New Delhi said.
He added: “Their army is unprofessional and businessmen unscrupulous. Their telecom players have been drawing billions by duping innocent people. Their key objective is to make money and spy on people. They can never be trusted. I’ve deleted all Chinese apps from my phone and will convince my friends and family too into doing the same”.
Dr Subrokamal Dutta, a political analyst said, “After the recent flare-up in the Galwan Valley and other areas of border violations in Eastern Ladakh by the Chinese PLA which was completely a one-sided violation by the Chinese Army and can be termed as one-sided aggression by China”.
“It’s time now for India to initiate the process of complete boycott of cheap, third rate Chinese goods. To start with, the Government of India should completely ban the Chinese Software Apps like UC Browser TikTok, Ali Baba, Vigo Club Factory and others,” Dutta added.
Arpit Rajani from Ajmer city said that a large number of Chinese alternatives that are superior in both technology and service are available in India but people don’t know they exist.
“Chinese apps must be deleted. It’s not just that they have been stashing their coffers with Indian money but they are also stealing our personal data and transferring it straight to their communist masters,” he said.
“There are many Indian apps which are as competent as theirs but they haven’t received enough financial and market backing. So, now is the time to promote them and show Chinese apps their place,” he added.