Beijing welcomes US decision to drop move to ban TikTok, WeChat

The Chinese government said yesterday that the United States' move to withdraw executive orders aimed at banning apps such as TikTok and WeChat was a "positive step" amid strained ties between the world's two largest economies.

"We hope that the US will treat Chinese companies fairly and avoid politicising economic and trade issues," Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said at a regular press briefing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2021, with the headline 'Beijing welcomes US decision to drop move to ban TikTok, WeChat'. Subscribe