China criticises UK after TikTok banned on Government phones


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The official TikTok page for 10 Downing Street is shown on the TikTok app (Yui Mok/PA) — © Yui Mok A decision to ban TikTok from Government phones after a security review has been criticised by China. The ban, announced on Thursday by Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden, will still allow ministers and officials to use the Chinese-owned app on their personal phones. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had been under pressure from senior MPs to follow the US and the European Union in barring the video-sharing app from official devices. A Chinese embassy spokesperson accused the Government of acting “based...