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India’s Chinese App Ban Helps Own Tech Sector Flourish – SCMP

New Delhi has banned over 220 Chinese apps, including 54 just last month, in a blow to publishers that saw India as the next growth market


China's Tencent told employees on Monday about the official formation of an "extended reality" (XR) arm, three people familiar with the matter said, heating up the metaverse race.
Tencent has remained largely coy, publicly, about its metaverse plans. The new unit will have up to 300 staff, sources said. Photo: Reuters.

If there’s been one big winner from bristling India-China border tensions, it has been India’s army of app developers, South China Morning Post reported.

In June 2020, two weeks after the worst fighting in half a century along their shared border, New Delhi, in an economic retaliation, took aim at leading Chinese tech firms including Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu, by banning 59 mobile apps.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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