Caixin
Jun 04, 2020 08:15 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Google Takes Down Hit Indian App That Let Users Delete Chinese Software

What’s new: Google has taken down a controversial Indian app that let users remove Chinese apps from their smartphones, saying it violated the company’s policies, Nikkei Asian Review reported.

Remove China Apps racked up more than 1 million downloads on Google’s app store within 10 days of launching, proving popular against a backdrop of growing anti-China sentiment in the country.

Google removed the app, made by Jaipur-based OneTouch AppLabs, from its Play store on Tuesday.

The background: Remove China Apps gained popularity amid scuffles along the disputed border between China and India that have strained relations between the countries.

The increasing prominence of Chinese goods and services has also caused alarm among many in the South Asian country where there have been calls to boycott Chinese goods.

Quick Takes are condensed versions of China-related stories for fast news you can use.

Related: Almost Half of India’s Top 100 Apps Are Chinese

Contact reporter Mo Yelin (yelinmo@caixin.com) and editor Flynn Murphy (flynnmurphy@caixin.com)

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