Ban on Chinese mobile applications- Today Current Affairs
- Recently the Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended banning 54 Chinese mobile applications, including the popular game ‘Garena Free Fire’, raising concerns regarding privacy and national security.
- In the year 2020, the government also banned Tiktok and other popular short video apps in China.
- The decision to ban such apps in India is not only a geopolitical move, but also a strategic business maneuver that could have significant economic implications.
- Earlier it was observed that India’s trade with China crossed US$ 125 billion in the year 2021, with a record import of US$ 100 billion from China, which imports Chinese goods, especially machinery, into India. Underscored the constant demand for a series.
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Advantages of Decision: The Hindu Analysis
Help in the nation’s technology market:
- Banning these Chinese websites and applications to the Indian public helps to provide opportunities to our in-house IT talent and focus on the Internet user.
- Big tech firms in Silicon Valley (US) and China are confused about Indian consumers in both hardware and software, but India’s focus is more on exporting IT services than its country’s technology market.
No more trust in passive diplomacy:
- Banning these apps also sends a clear message from India that it will no longer be a victim of China’s Nibble and Negotiate policy.
- The standoff continues in Ladakh.
Hurt China’s ambition:
- The ban could affect one of China’s most ambitious goals, namely becoming a digital superpower of the 21st century.
- The Chinese Internet industry needs more than 500 million netizens from India to continue a training for artificial intelligence algorithms in its effort to establish control over the rest of the world.
Recognizing the importance of data:
- India’s ban on apps and considering restrictions related to telecom hardware and mobile handsets can prove to be helpful for data collection and digital technology.
Arguments in opposition to the decision: The Hindu Analysis
Data privacy not limited to Chinese apps:
- The apps were banned in recent days following reports of unauthorized users’ data being stolen and accessed to servers outside India. Today Current Affairs.
- However, data privacy and security concerns are not limited to Chinese apps only.
India’s economic dependence on China:
- Banning Chinese mobile apps is a relatively small target as India is dependent on Chinese products in many important and strategically sensitive areas.
Lack of replacement:
- After banning more than 118 Chinese apps, other websites and applications through Indian technology have started to bridge this gap. But it is not able to block the use of Chinese websites and applications.