Google has suspended our #RemoveChinaApps
from google play store.
Thank you all for your support in past 2 weeks.
"You Are Awesome"
Its easy to find the origin of any app by searching on google
<AppName> origin country
Stay Tuned !! Stay Safe!!
— onetouchapplabs (@onetouchapplabs) June 2, 2020
Earlier on May 2, Google also pulled down the Mitron app from the Play Store for not conforming to platform’s ‘Spam and Minimum Functionality Policy’. Confirmed the suspension of the app, Google said that it takes down duplicate apps that copy content from other apps without adding any original content or value and create multiple apps with highly similar functionality, content, and user experience.
The Mitron app was seen as a TikTok alternative with Indian roots. It was one of the most downloaded apps on Google Play Store and had clocked more than five million downloads from Play Store.
The call to block Chinese apps and products has been growing on social media platform. Recently, Baba Ramdev tweeted a video that showed deleting TikTok and other apps with Chinese affiliation.
अपने मोबाइल से चाइनीस एप्लिकेशन को डिलीट करना
भी राष्ट्रसेवा है। #BoycottChineseProducts #BoycottChineseProducts pic.twitter.com/MuwatDALcQ
— स्वामी रामदेव (@yogrishiramdev) May 31, 2020
Baba Ramdev's video seems to be inspired by Sonam Wangchuk's video, which he posted on social media platforms where he is seen speaking in favour of boycotting made in China products.
For decades India's tolerance with Chinese intrusions in Ladakh was like...
Woh bedardi se sar kaate mera or mai kahun unse
Huzoor aahista aahista, janaab ahista ahista...
Sena degi bullet se jawaab,
Hum dengey wallet se
— Sonam Wangchuk (@Wangchuk66) May 29, 2020
Sonam's video also inspired model turned actor Milind Soman, who tweeted in support to boycott Chinese products and he wrote “Am no longer on TikTok”.
Am no longer on tiktok. #BoycottChineseProducts pic.twitter.com/QEqCGza9j7
— Milind Usha Soman (@milindrunning) May 29, 2020
Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi also wrote on Twitter that he will stop using everything that is Chinese.
I am consciously going to stop using everything that is Chinese. As they are a part of most of the things we use, it will take time but I know, one day I’ll be Chinese free. You should try it too ...
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) May 30, 2020