China denies accusations of TikTok collecting Americans' data, calls for fair competition

(MENAFN) Recently, the Chinese government has rejected the allegations made by United States officials accusing the popular video-sharing app, TikTok, of collecting Americans' data. This came after the CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, was put under scrutiny by United States lawmakers in Washington. While addressing the controversy, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, stated that the government of the People's Republic is very serious about data privacy and security. She further added that the Chinese government has never asked any individual or company to collect or provide data or information located abroad against local laws.

Mao went on to criticize the United States government for repeatedly attacking and suppressing TikTok based on the presumption of guilt, without providing any evidence or proof that the app poses a threat to United States national security. She cited Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan, who has been opposing the efforts of some lawmakers to ban TikTok in the United States, and accused them of conducting a "xenophobic witch hunt."

The spokesperson urged the United States government to respect market economy principles and fair competition and to stop suppressing foreign companies operating in the country. It remains to be seen how this controversy will play out and whether TikTok will continue to operate in the United States.



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