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Retaliation can't be ruled out, says China after India bans mobile apps

The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, Ji Rong, said that the move has been discriminatory and selective, and may have violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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Members of Working Journalists Association of India stage a protest against China, demanding boycott of Chinese products and newspaper The Global Times at Press Club of India. Photo: PTI

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Reacting to the ban on 59 Chinese apps by India, the Chinese government has warned that moves like this could hurt Indian interests and retaliation by China must not be ruled out.

The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, Ji Rong, said that the move has been discriminatory and selective, and may have violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. 

Ji's statement was echoed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), where in Beijing, spokesman Zhao Lijian said, China has strong concern about India's move. 

"The Chinese government consistently asks Chinese enterprises to abide by international rules and local laws and regulations when

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 10:54 PM IST

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