The Ministry of foreign Affairs of China responded to the decree of the President of the United States Donald trump on the limitation of applications TikTok and WeChat, reports Reuters, citing local media.
Chinese diplomats stressed that strongly oppose such action on the part of the United States. The representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Wang Wenbin said that China will protect legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
Earlier it became known that Donald trump has signed a decree On “combating the threat TikTok” prescribing a ban on any transactions with TikTok and WeChat in the United States. The document States that the dissemination in the United States applications which were developed in China and owned by Chinese companies, “threatens national security, foreign policy and the U.S. economy.”
According to the American authorities, the current owners TikTok can collect data about American users and pass them to the Chinese authorities. In Washington threatened to block the social network in the country, but then was given to understand that they are satisfied with the purchase of American shares of the local company.
Interest in buying TikTok showed Microsoft, but the White house is putting pressure on negotiators. Trump on August 3, demanded to close the deal by September 15 of the current year, under the threat of blocking, no matter who becomes the buyer. According to the American President, it would be fair if the seller or the buyer transferred a percentage of the transaction to the U.S. Treasury, without which the sale of the company would be impossible.