"Government is committed to protecting the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure it", it said.
"We firmly oppose the Indian side's repeated use of "national security" as an excuse to prohibit some Mobile APPs with a Chinese background".
"We hope the Indian side provides a fair, impartial and non-discriminatory business environment for all market players from various countries including China, and rectify the discriminatory practices violating WTO rules", Rong said. The world's second-largest internet market, which has banned more than 175 apps with links to the neighboring nation in recent months, said on Tuesday it was banning an additional 43 such apps.More news: BTS Just Made History by Scoring Their First-Ever Grammy Nomination
The central government on Tuesday made a decision to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.
Earlier in June, the central government had blocked access to 59 mobile apps, and in September, 118 more apps were outlawed under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
On Tuesday, the government blocked 43 more mobile apps, mostly Chinese, citing activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".More news: Red Dead Online Will Be A Standalone Game
"China and India are the opportunities of development to each other rather than threats", the Chinese Embassy statement on Wednesday said. They join other big ones already banned such as TikTok, PUBG, UC Browser, WeChat, CamScanner, Baidu Search and Weibo in being disallowed in India.
The banned applications include numerous offerings by Chinese multinational tech conglomerate Alibaba Group, such as the e-commerce apps AliSuppliers, Ali Express, Alipay Cashier, and Alibaba Workbench.
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