While it continues to scale up its own diplomatic steps against China , the United States accepted India ‘s ban on Chinese devices, according to the United States. Mike Pompeo, secretary of state. “We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that can serve as appendages of the CCP’s surveillance state,” Mr. Pompeo said at a briefing on Wednesday. “India’s Clean App approach will boost India’s sovereignty. It will also boost India’s integrity and national security, as the Indian Government itself has stated.”
The government had banned 59 Chinese apps on national security grounds earlier this week, including TikTok and WeChat, after 20 Indian soldiers died last month in bloody clashes with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Ladakh. Education, Commerce departments and the U.S. Treasury also issued a business advice on the dangers of supply chains with connections to organizations that could participate in human rights abusses in the Xinjiang region of China on Wednesday.
The U.S. advisory argues that these threats include improving Xinjiang surveillance devices, relying on forced labor, and helping to establish internment camps for Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China. The White House reported on the same day that it was “fast monitoring” of the situation between India and China, as was the case with the U.S. President Donald Trump, who has advocated a peaceful dispute settlement.