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Chinese FM Spokesperson: There shouldn't be any "double standard" when it comes to social media.

2020-07-31

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on July 30, Spokesperson Wang Wenbin answered a question on the US government’s national security review of TikTok.

Journalist: The US government is about to complete its national security review of TikTok. Does China have any expectations for the outcomes of the review?

Wang Wenbin: The Chinese government always asks Chinese companies to observe laws and regulations when doing business with foreign countries. Without any evidence, the US is threatening a Chinese company based on presumption of guilt, revealing its hypocrisy in so-called "upholding fairness and freedoms." This is in violation of the WTO principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination, and it doesn't serve the interests of the American people and companies.

Governments and media of some countries have emphasized that there shouldn't be any "double standard" when it comes to social media. China's software and apps meet people's need and market demand, provide diversified choices, and help social media markets in all countries grow in a sound manner.

We call on some in the US to heed the voices from the international community, provide an open, fair, just and non-discriminatory market environment for entities of all countries including China, and stop politicizing trade and economic issues. This concerns the image and credibility of the US.

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