The popular Chinese application “TikTok” for short video recordings plans to reduce its workforce in India,
after being wiped out by hundreds of millions of its users, in compliance with a government ban on dozens
of Chinese applications amid a military confrontation between the two countries.
“Given the lack of reactions from the government on how to solve this problem in the following seven months,
we have decided with great sadness to reduce our workforce in India,” said TikTok’s statement on Wednesday.
The statement gave no details, but media reports say the company has more than 2,000 employees in India.
She hoped to have a chance to re-launch Tik Tok in India to support hundreds of millions of users, artists,
storytellers, teachers, and performers, according to the Associated Press.
The Indian government announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, which is run by the Chinese
internet company ByteDance, in June as its relations with China deteriorate. She said the applications
“compromise the sovereignty and integrity of India.”
Meanwhile, China says New Delhi is using national security as an excuse to block Chinese mobile applications,
according to the Associated Press.
And Chinese-owned apps have found a fast-growing market in India, with some companies creating apps specifically
to India that have proliferated.