My brother took the time to study some of the chinese apps banned by the Govt this yearz In terms of permissions, many of these apps requested for device ID and call information, precise location, device and app history, photos, media and files, camera, storage (including permission to modify or delete the contents of your USB storage and read the contents of your USB storage), find accounts on the device, read contacts, view Wi-Fi connection, record audio, access download manager, download files without notification, receive data from Internet, connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi, full network access, send sticky broadcast, change system display settings, change network connectivity, modify system settings, view network connections, prevent device from sleeping, change your audio settings, control vibration, and draw over other apps.
This is way too much. All apps Indian or Chinese or American or doesnt matter what country if they ask for such info must be banned. In fact why do we need apps at all. Just make good old websites easy to use more