He said that TikTok follows the U.S. regulations, its managers are U.S. citizens, and its servers are outside of China.
Zhao also affirmed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has confirmed that China has not used the application to spy.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson denounced that Washington harasses Chinese companies and violates free-market principles and international trade laws. He warned that if Trump maintains this mindset, his own interests will be damaged.
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