The Foreign Ministry responded to TikTok’s us business sale by saying that the US side was tantamount to extortion

On September 11, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian held a regular press conference. Under a question from a reporter, US President Donald Trump said bytedance would not extend the deadline for selling TikTok’s US operations by next Tuesday. He stressed that TikTok’s US operations had to be closed or sold for security reasons. What is China’s response?

Zhao lijian said that on the issue of TikTok, I would like to stress once again that China opposes the U.S. ‘s generalization of the concept of national security, abuse of state power and unjustifiably suppress certain enterprises of other countries. The us attempt to use economic bullying and political manipulation against non-US companies is a classic case of government coercion and government coercion, tantamount to extortion. This is not only a violation of market principles and international rules, but also a repudiation of the principle of market economy and fair competition, which the US always flaunted.

Zhao stressed that the US side should immediately correct its mistakes and stop unreasonably cracking down on other countries’ companies, including Chinese companies. China reserves the right to take necessary measures to safeguard the rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.