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India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps

Move ratchets up economic pressure after deadly border skirmish

India described its move to block TikTok and other apps as "emergency measures" necessary for national security.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India's government on Monday said it would block 59 apps, including popular social platforms such as TikTok and Tencent's WeChat, in the latest economic fallout from a deadly border clash this month.

Alibaba Group Holding's UC Browser, fashion vendor Shein and Baidu maps are also among the Chinese-developed apps covered by the ban, which are used both on mobile devices and personal computers.

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