Saturday, November 28, 2020

"China 'firmly opposes' India's new round of app bans, says it has violated trade laws"

From the Register, November 26:

Left last couple of bans alone but now says national security argument is bogus and calls for mutual co-operation

China has responded to India's new round of bans on mobile apps by attacking the reasons for the banishments.

"We firmly oppose the Indian side's repeated use of 'national security' as an excuse to prohibit some Mobile APPs with Chinese background," says a brief Q&A posted to the Chinese Embassy in India's website.

"The Chinese government has always required overseas Chinese companies to abide by international rules, operate in compliance with laws and regulations and conform to public order and good morals," the Q&A continues, before concluding as follows:

China and India are the opportunities of development to each other rather than threats. Both sides should bring bilateral economic and trade relations back to the right path for mutual benefit and win-win results on the basis of dialogue and negotiation.

India has now made four rounds of app bans. The embassy didn't make a statement on the second or third but did comment on the first in June by saying China is "seriously concerned with and firmly opposed to such action."....


As headlined back in August: "India is Serious About Disengaging From China

If interested see also November 20's: U.S. "Navy Secretary Urges Creation Of New US '1st Fleet' To Deter China In Indian Ocean"