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China says Indian ban on apps violates WTO rules

Technology Jan 27, 2021 03:45AM ET
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that the Indian government's decision to keep a ban on 59 Chinese apps was a violation of the World Trade Organization's fair rules of business and would hurt Chinese firms.

The ban dates from last year when political tension between the neighbours rose over their disputed border. This month the Indian government decided to keep the ban on TikTok and other apps.

"We urge the Indian side to immediately correct its discriminatory measures and avoid causing further damage to bilateral cooperation," Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong said in a statement.

China says Indian ban on apps violates WTO rules
 

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luther marcus
luther marcus Jan 27, 2021 11:59PM ET
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Maybe they shouldn't spy on people using their apps. The chinese credit score system is violation of human rights.
Trader Man
Trader Man Jan 27, 2021 6:45AM ET
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they don't allow app store but hypocrites want access to other countries markets.
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Silence Dogood Jan 27, 2021 5:31AM ET
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Chinese apps report to the ccp, so Vietnam is correct in keeping them out of their country. This is sound policy.
marcus daily
marcus daily Jan 27, 2021 4:54AM ET
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Lol. Chinese communists use the term, “discriminatory”. Absurd. Release Tibet, release Hong Kong protestors youve kidnapped (if they are still alive), 250 acts of espionage worldwide. To china, ‘deal w your evil and the consequences you bring unto yourself. Grow up! Support India!!!!
 
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