China resolutely opposes U.S. move on WeChat, TikTok: commerce ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-19 12:32:11|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in Culver City, Los Angeles County, the United States. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Saturday it is resolutely opposed to the U.S. move to block downloads of WeChat and TikTok apps.

In the absence of any evidence, the U.S. has repeatedly used state power to suppress the two enterprises for unwarranted reasons, which seriously disrupted their normal business activities, undermined the confidence of international investors in the U.S. investment environment and damaged the normal global economic and trade order, the MOC said in an online statement.

It urged the U.S. to immediately stop bullying and safeguard international rules and order. "If the U.S. is bent on having its own way, China will take necessary measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies," the ministry added.