China News Service, September 19, according to the Ministry of Commerce website, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce answered reporters' questions about the U.S. prohibition of transactions with WeChat and TikTok.
A reporter asked: On September 18, the US Department of Commerce announced that it would prohibit transactions with WeChat and TikTok in the United States. What is the response of the Department of Commerce to this?
A: We have noticed the relevant actions by the US.
The US banned related transactions with the mobile applications WeChat and TikTok on the grounds of "national security", seriously damaging the legitimate rights and interests of relevant companies and disrupting normal market order. China firmly opposes this.
Without evidence, the US has repeatedly used national power to "hunt" and suppress the above two companies for unwarranted reasons, seriously disrupting the normal business activities of the companies and damaging the confidence of international investors in the US investment environment. , Undermining the normal international economic and trade order.
China urges the US to abandon bullying, immediately stop wrongdoing, and earnestly maintain fair and transparent international rules and order.
If the US insists on going its own way, China will take necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.