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In depth: What will Chinese apps do after India ban?

Border conflict triggered move, but economic tension was already roiling ties

A girl wearing a protective mask depicting the TikTok logo poses for a picture inside a slum in Mumbai on July 1.    © Reuters

An hour after the Indian government announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps late last month, Chinese residents in this South Asian country rushed to leave alternative contact information for friends on WeChat.

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