The Chinese app that Modi took to as a gesture of friendship is now banned in India

India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps could mean the end of prime minister Narendra Modi’s social media diplomacy in China.

One of these banned apps is Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, which Modi joined with much fanfare on May 4, 2015, just ahead of his official visit to China. As of yesterday (June 29), Modi’s following stood at 244,000 on Weibo.

The Modi government has been active on Weibo over the years.

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