'Truly ironic': Beijing criticises US pressure for TikTok divestiture

Published on 15 Mar 2024 6:29:35 PM

China’s foreign ministry on Friday (March 15) criticised a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives for Chinese-based ByteDance to divest short video app TikTok within six months or face a ban.

"It is truly ironic that the U.S. itself, a country that prides itself on freedom of speech and claims to be a free market economy, uses state power to suppress a specific company," said foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a regular briefing.

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