“L’impero di Cindia”, is an important book published in 2006 by the journalist Federico Rampini.
It talks about how the "Chinese Century", (ie what we are living according to the author's prediction, perfectly fitting the reality), will not only be dominated by China but also by another great country: India ...
Hence the title "CINDIA" that means China and India. If they were together they would represent more or less half of the world population.
Of course, the two nations have very different degrees of development but if it is not surprising the very advanced level of Chinese technology and economy, perhaps It is really crucial that India is also making great progress and is very attractive for Western investors as it is very widespread knowledge of the English language and a good level of technical-scientific culture.
However, relations between the two countries are not quite, there are territorial disputes, the aftermath of ancient tensions and above all economic and geo-political competition.
Naturally, the balance of forces is clearly in favor of China, especially in terms of exports.
It's enought to say that the smartphone market, which in India is developing exponentially, is dominated by four manufacturers who are Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and One plus, all four obviously Chinese.
As the smartphone market flourishes, it is normal for apps to develop as well.
In the first half of this year 40% of the market was in the hands of the Chinese with 5 in the top ten and TikTok social media in the lead with more than 600 million downloads.
Recently, however, there have been border clashes that have led to the death of some Indian soldiers.
Obviously the Indian government could not pretend nothing happened... However, how to respond?
Not militarily, China is a dangerous opponent and, even if, from the point of view of numbers, the two armies are more or less equal, the excessive Chinese economic power would be devastating for India.
Yes, someone will think, but what does all this have to do with mobile phones and apps?
The chinese apps seems to be the attacked ones
The first App that has been banned is Tik Tok followed by another 200 more apps.
The list, without ever referring to China, defines these apps as "dangerous for national security", obviously without giving a justified reason.
We live in a world where apps are not just more than simple "entertainment platforms", but real "entertaining platforms" of political pressure. If someone is still not convinced, think back to the known issues between the ex, President Trump and various platforms TikTok, Twitter and Facebook
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