Chinese ambassador urges UK government to respect facts over TikTok ban



Chinese Ambassador to Britain Zheng Zeguang on Tuesday urged the UK to respect facts and stop overstretching and abusing the concept of national security to wantonly suppress Chinese companies.

The Chinese ambassador made the remarks to reporters during a trip to Belfast when asked about UK's ban of TikTok from government electronic devices that was announced on March 16.

"We firmly oppose the UK side's fabrication of excuses to suppress Chinese enterprises. The Chinese government protects data and information security in accordance with the law," he said, warning political maneuver benefits no one and will eventually backfire.