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India's ban on Chinese apps: how TikTok and others are affected

Five things to know about government clampdown that cites national security concerns

India's recent confrontations with China have ranged from bloody frontier clashes to calls for a boycott on Chinese imports. Now the tension has spread to cyberspace and the tech world.

Citing national security concerns, policymakers in New Delhi have shut down dozens of popular apps offering a wide range of services, from e-commerce to social media and instant messaging. All have one thing in common: they come from China.

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