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Ban on 'made-in-China' apps gives India's TikTok rivals a boost

Chingari and other big beneficiaries enjoy download spike but challenges remain

A ban in India on 59 Chinese apps has led to a surge in the number of people using locally developed software.

MUMBAI -- India's decision to ban 59 'made-in-China' apps is proving a blessing to local software developers, especially alternatives to video-sharing social networking service TikTok, which until the ban had 200 million users in the country.

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