Ban on Chinese apps: Good or bad essay for ssc cgl Tier 3 I ssc chsl tier 2
Recently, the government of India decided to ban certain Chinese mobile applications. The decision came amid tensions between India and China along the Line of actual control after 20 Indian soldiers died in action. This decision was a clear message that any act of aggression by the Chinese will lead to retaliation from India.
Tackling China’s aggression is going to be a challenge for India because of power imbalance, especially economic. While India accounts for only 3 percent of China’s exports, China accounts for 14 percent of India’s imports, and 5 percent of exports. But the economy cannot be an excuse to ignore Chinese transgression. That is why choosing to ban Chinese apps was a wise and bold decision. It successfully made India’s point clear, without hurting its economy. Users of those apps have alternatives but Chinese firms will lose a fast-growing market, which will lead to revenue loss for those companies and impact their valuations.
However, given the ubiquitousness of Chinese products in the Indian market, especially in the technology sector (currently 72% market smartphone market is dominated by Chinese companies), each of these steps might have its own consequences. That is why India should plan all its moves by considering all pros and cons.