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Google takes down Indian 'Remove China' app

Downloads surged at time of tension between New Delhi and Beijing

Google has taken the Remove China Apps app from its Play store   © Reuters

PALO ALTO/NEW DELHI -- Google has moved to cut access to an app that became hugely popular in India after it promised to help users identify and remove smartphone services linked to China, at a time of escalating tension between the Asian rivals.

The U.S. search giant took the app -- called Remove China Apps -- out of its Google Play Store on Tuesday. Google acted over violation of its deceptive behavior policy, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

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