- Title: China says don't "create barriers" after Pompeo's comment on banning Tiktok
- Date: 7th July 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 7, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ZHAO LIJIAN ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ZHAO LIJIAN, SAYING: "After the implementation of the law, Hong Kong's legal system will be more complete, and societal order will be more stable, the business environment will improve. This benefits Hong Kong's stability and prosperity. We hope the relevant sides will view China's rights in safeguarding its sovereignty and safety in a fair, objective and reasonable manner, and speak and act cautiously on the Hong Kong issue, to not selectively create barriers and politicise the issue." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 21st July 2020 11:18
- Keywords: China National Security Law Pompeo TikTok United States
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLT6SSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China's foreign ministry on Tuesday (July 7) said the United States should not "create barriers and politicise the issue" after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country is looking at banning Chinese social media apps including TikTok.
U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok's handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies "to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party."
Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Twitter Inc suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday (July 6), following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.
In addition to the announcements by the U.S tech giants, TikTok, the short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, said it would pull out of the Hong Kong market within days.
TikTok was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between the two neighbours.
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