Chinese app ban impact: UC Web lays off Indian staff

Following the ban on 59 Chinese apps by GoI, Alibaba Group Holding subsidiary UC Web is cutting down Indian employees. The apps were alleged to threaten India’s sovereignty and security. UC Web’s UC browser and VMate were included in the list of banned apps. The firm has under 100 direct employees and a handful of third-party workers. E-commerce firm Club Factory has written to its 30,000 Indian sellers regarding the halt in services until ban upliftment.

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