China accuses US of ‘abusing state power’ following TikTok bans on government devices


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China has denounced the US over its TikTok bans, saying it has been "abusing state power". Congress and more than half of US states have banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, following cybersecurity concerns. TikTok is used by two-thirds of American teenagers but there is concern in Washington that China could use its legal and regulatory powers to obtain private user data or to push misinformation or narratives favouring China. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, said the US government was "overstretching the concept of national security and abusing state power to suppress other countries' companies". On Washington's insecurities, Ms...