A reporter asked: on September 18, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would ban transactions related to wechat and tiktok in the United States. What is the response of the Ministry of Commerce to this?
A: we have noted the US side’s move. On the ground of “national security”, the US side banned transactions with wechat and tiktok, which seriously damaged the legitimate rights and interests of relevant enterprises and disrupted the normal market order. China firmly opposes this.
Without any evidence, the US side has repeatedly used state power to “hunt” and suppress the above-mentioned two enterprises for unreasonable reasons, seriously disrupting the normal business activities of the enterprises, damaging the confidence of international investors in the investment environment of the United States and destroying the normal international economic and trade order.
China urges the United States to abandon its bullying behavior, stop its wrong practice immediately, and earnestly safeguard fair and transparent international rules and order. If the United States insists on its own course, China will take necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.