Popular short video Chinese app TikTok is reducing its manpower in India after hundreds of millions of users were forced to pay government dues during a military standoff between the two countries.
“Given the government’s lack of feedback on how to resolve this issue in the next seven months, it is deeply saddening that we have lost our personnel in India,” TikTok said in a statement on Wednesday. Decided to reduce the force. ”
The statement did not provide details, but according to media reports, the company has more than 2,000 employees in India. He hopes to have a chance to relaunch TikTok in India, helping millions of users, artists, storytellers, teachers and actors.
The Indian government announced in June that it would ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, run by Chinese internet company Bytedance, as relations with China soured. He said that these applications are biased for the sovereignty and integrity of India.
China says New Delhi is using national security as an excuse to ban Chinese mobile apps.
Chinese-owned apps have found a fast-growing market in India, with some companies developing India-related apps that have exploded in popularity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has used the country’s 500 million internet users to lure tech companies, including Twitter, to localize India’s data.