The central government has banned a total of 59 Chinese apps, including the popular Chinese app TikTok, ShareIt and WeChat citing security and privacy. Amid tensions with China, there was a demand to ban these apps. These apps have billions of business in India and a large part of their downloads take place in India.

Other popular Chinese apps facing Bain include popular apps like UC Browser, UC News and MI Community. The government has banned such Chinese apps which are mainly of non-financial nature. Chinese giants Alibaba, ByteDance, Baidu, Tencent etc. have invested heavily in these apps. There is a large part of their downloading in India. Therefore these companies may suffer huge financial losses. Their valuation can also be affected. About 50 percent of India's total app download is from Chinese app. 

Tiktok's owner suffers huge loss to BiteDance 

Among the banned apps, 30 per cent of the most popular TicketTalk users in India are Indians and about 10 per cent of its revenue comes from India. This app is operated by Chinese company ByteDance. By April 2020, 2 billion downloads of TikTok were downloaded from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Of these, about 30.3 percent or 61.1 crore downloads were from India. According to mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower, the download of TicketTalk has increased more than China in India. Tik Tok's download in China is only 19.66 crore, which is just 9.7 percent of its total download. 

It is worth noting that the market cap of Chinese company ByteDance is about 110 billion dollars (about 8,30,547 crore rupees). ByteDance is not just TicketLock but also the owner of another banned popular app Hello. In India, it operates in the name of ByteDance India Services Limited. Not only this, the owner of Veego Video App is also byteadance.

Tiktok earns so much from India

ByteDance has also purchased in the year 2018. Tittok had earned Rs 25 crore in India in the quarter from October to December 2019. The company's earnings were continuously increasing through advertisements on the app. The company had targeted to earn Rs 100 crore this year.

One billion dollar investment plan

Till last year, the company had invested $ 100 million (ie about Rs 755 crore) in India. The company had planned to invest $ 1 billion (ie about Rs 7550 crore) in India in the next three years. Not only this, the company aimed to increase its workforce in India to 1,000 this year.

Apart from Tiktok, India was also a big market for other banned app Share It, UC Browser, UC News, Likey, WeChat, Wego, Cam Scanner, Clean Master. UC Browser became the largest browser in the country after Google Chrome.

Heavy damage to UC Browser too 

China's UC browser also became very popular in India, which is now banned. UC Browser is the Chinese giant Alibaba. It claims to be the world's largest third party mobile browser. It was installed by 110 million people worldwide, of which about half is in India. It has more than 13 crore active users.

This is the complete list of banned Chinese apps

1. TikTok

2. Shareit

3. Kwai

4. UC Browser

5. Baidu map

6. Shein

7. Clash of Kings

8. DU battery saver

9. Helo

10. Likee

11. YouCam makeup

12. Mi Community

13. CM Browers

14. Virus Cleaner

15. APUS Browser


17. Club Factory

18. Newsdog

19. Beutry Plus

20. WeChat

21. UC News

22. QQ Mail

23. Weibo

24. Xender

25. QQ Music

26. QQ Newsfeed

27. Bigo Live

28. SelfieCity

29. Mail Master

30. Parallel Space 31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

32. WeSync

33. ES File Explorer

34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc

35. Meitu

36. Vigo Video

37. New Video Status

38. DU Recorder

39. Vault- Hide

40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio

41. DU Cleaner

42. DU Browser

43. Hago Play With New Friends

44. Cam Scanner

45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

46. Wonder Camera

47. Photo Wonder

48. QQ Player

49. We Meet

50. Sweet Selfie

51. Baidu Translate

52. Vmate

53. QQ International

54. QQ Security Center

55. QQ Launcher

56. U Video

57. V fly Status Video

58. Mobile Legends

59. DU Privacy