List of 54 Chinese Apps & Games Banned in India in 2022: Free Fire, Viva Video Editor, AppLock and More

Government of India has banned 54 Chinese apps.

The Government of India has just announced a new wave to Chinese origin apps in India that includes 54 apps. MeitY claims that these apps were banned on grounds of transferring data of Indian users to foreign countries including China.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology or MeitY has issued the order to ban these 54 Chinese apps in India under Section 69a of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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List of 54 New Chinese Apps & Games Banned in India in 2022

The news agency, ANI reports that the list of these 54 apps includes Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite. More names should be revealed soon.

The list confirms that the Garena Free Fire – Illuminate has been banned in India but the Free Fire Max will stay in India. It includes Moonchat, FancyU, Wink, Badlanders, and more. You can check out the full list below.

  1. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
  2. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
  3. Equalizer — Bass Booster & Volume EO & Virtualizer
  4. Music Player- Music, Mp3 Player
  5. Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EO
  6. Music Plus – MP3 Player
  7. Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  8. Video Player Media All Format
  9. Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
  10. Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  11. Music Player – MP3 Player
  12. CamCard for SalesForce Ent
  13. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
  14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  15. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
  16. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
  17. Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
  18. Nice video baidu
  19. Tencent Xriver
  20. Onmyoji Chess
  21. Onmyoji Arena
  22. AppLock
  23. Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
  24. Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  25. DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
  26. Dual Space – 32Bit Support
  27. Dual Space – 64Bit Support
  28. Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
  29. Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
  30. Conquer Online II
  31. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
  32. Notes- Color Notepad. Notebook
  33. MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  34. Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
  35. Barcode Scanner – OR Code Scan
  36. Lica Cam – selfie camera app
  37. EVE Echoes
  38. Astracraft
  39. U Game Booster-network solution for high ping
  40. Extraordinary Ones
  41. Badlanders
  42. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  43. Twilight Pioneers
  44. Cute: Match With The World
  45. Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
  46. CuteU Pro
  47. FancyU – Video Chat & Meetup
  48. RealU: Go Live, Make Friends
  49. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
  50. RealU Lite -video to live!
  51. Wink: Connect Now
  52. FunChat Meet People Around You
  53. FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
  54. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate

“Many of the apps from the stable of Tencent and Alibaba, have changed hands to hide ownership. They are also being hosted out of countries like Hong Kong or Singapore, but the data was ultimately going to servers in Chinese destinations,” told a senior official on the reason for the ban of the 54 Chinese apps.

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The banning of Chinese apps in India originated in 2020 and since then more than 270 apps have been banned in India for stealing the data of Indian users and transferring it to China. Popular apps and games such as PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Alibaba, and more have been banned in India. However, these apps started coming back to India with their clone apps. The Government of India has now started banning these clone apps as well.