The Chinese government has been characterized in recent years for testing Apple’s principles, principles that has stored in the drawer to meet all demands of this government without question. As Groucho Marx would say “These are my principles, if you don’t like them, I have others”.
Many are the applications / services (Google, Facebook, Twitter …) that are not available in China due to the Chinese government ban. Trump had been the only one who so far had wanted to stand up to the country’s government. And I say the only one because India has just given China the same medicine to try.
The Indian government has ordered remove 59 apps from Apple app store and Google and that they also stop working so that they can no longer be used by the country’s citizens.
One of the most used deleted apps in India is TikTok, with more than 200 million users in the country and 1,000 worldwide. UC Browser, Xiaomi Mi Video Call, Weibo … are some of the most popular applications in China that have been banned in India.
His own medicine
India has banned these apps for considering them detrimental both to the country and to the general population since they put the sovereignty and security of the country at risk. More or less the same absurd excuse that China often makes to request removal of apps or services from Apple’s app store.
This is the first step that India has taken. The second could be ban sales of Chinese terminals in the country arguing the same reasons (just like Trump did with Huawei in the United States). This would be a very hard blow for Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus, the three Asian companies that are dominating the market together with Samsung.