China warns US against plan to ban TikTok

Beijing said on Wednesday that a potential ban on Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will “inevitably come back to bite the United States”.

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote later Wednesday on a measure that would require the app to break connections with its Chinese owner or be banned in the United States.

The law is the largest danger yet to the video-sharing app, which has soared to tremendous popularity throughout the globe while generating worries among governments and security authorities about its Chinese ownership and possible subservience to the Communist Party in Beijing.

Ahead of the vote, foreign ministry spokeswoman Wang Wenbin opposed the planned ban.

Although the United States has never discovered proof that TikTok affects US national security, it has not ceased censoring TikTok,” he said.

“This kind of bullying behaviour that cannot win in fair competition disrupts companies’ normal business activity, damages the confidence of international investors in the investment environment, and damages the normal international economic and trade order,” he added.

“In the end, this will inevitably come back to bite the United States itself,” Wang said.

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