This article talks about why it’s necessary to boycott Chinese apps and products. Towards the end it has Chinese apps list
The Chinese government has created a nuisance all around the world, by holding information about the coronavirus when it was in the early stages. What could’ve been easily eliminated with better initial planning was let to spread with the Chinese government watching as people’s lives were lost.
The whole world knows this but their governments can’t do anything since their hands are tied. Australian and US governments have openly spoken against the mishandling of Coronavirus information by the Chinese government but nothing substantial had been done since the Chinese government holds too much economic power and no country wants to get in the bad books with them.
The system only works for the system.
There is too much reliance on the government to do everything for us. It should be understood that we the people hold the most power. If we want our government to function in a certain manner we should take charge and lead by example, the government will follow suit.
Watch this video by Sonam Wangchuk on why it’s necessary.
The Chinese government is built by the suffering of poorly paid Chinese workers who build products for Chinese companies to sell for huge profits around the world. That’s how the Chinese government becomes powerful. It follows the prosperous dictatorship model to become economically strong. So strong that no country wants to face economic consequences if it ever challenges them.
We citizens, however, are free from those bounds. We could use whatever products we want and strike them where it hurts the most. Their wallet!
The first step of this boycott is the digital boycott. Remove all Chinese apps from your phone and not using any Chinese services online.
It has become clear than even Google Play store that touted itself as a neutral platform is no longer neutral. It removed millions of negative TikTok reviews that had taken it to 1.6 ratings. Now it has returned to 4.4. Google also removed, Remove China Apps, which identified apps made in China and uninstalled them from the user’s phone.
We can’t trust anyone to be unbiased these days, you have to do everything on your own.
After working as a Search Engine Evaluator I’ve developed a keep eye for bad websites and apps. In this article I’ll teach everyone how to figure out if apps and services are made in China.
Identifying made in China apps
One way to do it is to manually check for the developer of the apps.
- Go to Play store
- Scroll down to the bottom
- See developer info and check their website
On the website, there is an ‘About Us‘ and ‘Contact us’ page, you can get an idea from that information if the developer is China-based or not.
Some of the popular Chinese Apps
- UC Browser
- Call Of Duty
- App Lock
- Club Factory
- QuVideo Inc.
There are thousands of Chinese apps on the Play store so it’s very difficult to list all of them here. These apps don’t necessarily share data with the government but if the Chinese government asks them to share it they would have to. I hope that the Chinese App list above and the manual way to uninstall those apps help you and collectively helps the Indian economy.