China has issued a quick retaliation in response to an imminent ban on downloading into the United States of Chinese proprietary applications TikTok and WeChat.
On Saturday the country’s Ministry of Commerce announced regulations for its list of “unreliable entities”, which run foreign companies that say compromise their national security.
Any company that joins the list may face a number of obstacles and restrictions in the country including fines and restrictions on employees.
The news came just a day after the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an order saying they would ban Google and Apple from bringing TikTok and WeChat to the United States.
The move will not affect existing customers of a platform but will prevent them from receiving updates. A fire deal to allow Microsoft to take control of operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand fell last week.
Company TikTok ByteDance presented a movement of the eleventh hour in a federal court in Washington to try to maintain the impending ban.
China has also protested vigorously against the US move, accusing the country of bullying behavior.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has previously warned of “taking the necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the rights and legitimate interests of Chinese companies.”
TikTok is very popular in the United States with about 100 million active users. This has raised concerns among intelligence officials and the Trump administration about the potential for user data to fall into the hands of the Chinese government.
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