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Ladakh clash: India’s ban on apps ambiguous, against international trade rules, says China


The Chinese Embassy in India on Tuesday said New Delhi’s decision to “selectively and discriminatorily” ban 59 apps with Chinese links “on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds” abuses national security exceptions and may violate World Trade Organisation rules. “It also goes against the general trend of international trade and e-commerce, and is not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India,” spokesperson Ji Rong said.

Rong’s comments came a day after the Indian government blocked the apps that “are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state ...


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