As India Bans 118 Chinese Apps, Including Popular Gaming App PUBG, due to security concerns, it appears that the already frustrated Chinese media went a few steps farther, using more emotion than logic in its analysis on the mobile apps ban.
Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order: Govt of India
PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work & WeChat reading are among the banned mobile apps. pic.twitter.com/VWrg3WUnO8
— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020
The Chinese state-affiliated media outlet quotes a Chinese expert who says that the ban on Chinese mobile apps by India is another provocative maneuver against China and an ill intention attempt to deflect public attention away from its own domestic issues.
It also mentioned how the report from India did not provide any evidence as to how the apps were harmful to the country. Earlier, the same media outlet had even published an article that Indians are literally fans of Made in China merchandise as a result of these products are attractive in each value and quality. And how in India’s journey to become an international superpower, there is barely any country except China that will help India out.
These are definitely extraordinary claims from China, as anyone who has spent enough time in India can tell you what the average Indian thinks about made in China products. And thus far as India’s journey to becoming a global superpower is concerned, it must achieve self-reliance as soon as possible.
And banning these harmful apps will only motivate the firms into the Indian tech industry to emerge as global players. Speaking of India’s journey to prosperity, well, the truth is that China’s frustration can be observed on multiple fronts. For example, after the deployment of the Indian Navy warship in the South China Sea, a Beijing based naval expert, Liji, frustratingly remarked that India has acted like a fox, assuming the majesty of the tiger.
But interestingly, while China was busy discussing foxes and tigers, India was reportedly securing strategic points in the southern region of the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. It can also be noted that in various articles that are published in the Chinese media, Chinese journalists and experts often seem to mock India for its poverty while praising China.
But again, it appears that frequently they overestimate China’s achievements while undermining what India has achieved. If China brought five hundred million people out of poverty between 1981 and 2012, then India also brought two hundred and seventy-one million people out of poverty. Between the years of 2005 and 2016, the Chinese figure of five hundred million people was calculated based on people who are no longer living on less than one point nine dollars a day.
There is no doubt that in comparison to a Western nation, the cost of living should be much cheaper in many parts of China. However, if that low cost of living in China also relies on using cheaper cooking oil like the dangerous guttural which is recycled from garbage or refuses material from trash bins, gutters, and even sewers, then one should ask if reducing poverty has genuinely improved the living standards of Chinese people.
Adulteration in food and poor living standards is common in many countries across the world, including India. But it is how China creates a shiny surface to hide its ugly reality and how it reportedly restricts the independent investigative journalist from fully exploring its lesser-known hidden aspects is what makes the stories of China less convincing and less reliable to the global community than those of India.
Don’t you think that instead of engaging in this ill-intentioned criticism of a nation that is regarded as China’s spiritual Guru, China would benefit a lot more if it could follow the teachings of Buddha and start a process of sincere self-introspection?