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The India-China bust up and what it may mean for tech

Chances emerge for US, Japanese and European companies in growing Indian market

Members of a journalists' group hold placards urging Indian citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30.   © AFP/Jiji

HONG KONG -- India is administering to China a dose of its own medicine. New Delhi's decision to ban and disable all access within India to 59 China-based apps -- including the wildly popular TikTok -- comes straight out of China's own playbook.

Beijing has long banned popular foreign apps, social media platforms and search engines as part of its domestic censorship regime. Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo Japan and many others are disabled in China.

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