NEW DELHI: Secretary of state
stated late on Monday that the USA is “actually taking a look at” banning Chinese language social media apps, together with
“I do not wish to get out in entrance of the President (Donald Trump), however it’s one thing we’re taking a look at,” Pompeo stated in an interview with an American information channel.
US lawmakers have raised nationwide safety considerations over TikTok’s dealing with of
, saying they have been fearful about Chinese language legal guidelines requiring home firms “to help and cooperate with intelligence work managed by the Chinese language Communist Occasion.”
The app, which isn’t out there in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese language roots to attraction to a world viewers and has emphasised its independence from China.
Pompeo’s remarks additionally come amid rising US-China tensions over the dealing with of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s actions in
and a virtually two-year commerce warfare.
In the meantime, the short-video sharing platform stated it’ll exit the Hong Kong market inside days as different expertise firms together with Fb Inc have suspended processing authorities requests for person information within the area.
TikTok owned by China-based
has made the choice to exit the area following China’s institution of a sweeping new nationwide safety regulation for the semi-autonomous metropolis.
The corporate, now run by former Walt Disney Co govt Kevin Mayer, has stated prior to now that the app’s person information isn’t saved in China.
Final week India banned 59, principally Chinese language, cellular apps together with TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat, in its strongest transfer but concentrating on China within the on-line area for the reason that border disaster erupted final month. The transfer has probably dented huge Chinese language companies’ enlargement plans for the South Asian market.
India-China standoff: Full protection
Chinese language firms’ current and deliberate investments in India stand at greater than $26 billion, analysis group Brookings stated in March.