India should uphold legal rights of foreign investors: China on app ban

Raisin concern over India’s ban on 59 apps, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian says the country is verifying the situation

China's foreign minister derided the story as fabricated and fake news, saying the government treats all ethnicities equally and protects the legal rights of minorities. Photo: Twitter/ANI

Raising concern over India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Tuesday (June 30) said that it’s the Indian government’s responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones.

“China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation,” ANI quoted Lijian as saying.

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“We want to stress that the Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws-regulations. The Indian government has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones,” he said.

The central government on Monday (June 29) banned 59 apps including TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, Club Factory, and ShareIt with links to China citing security concerns and amid the standoff with the neighbouring nation at Galwan Valley.

Earlier in the day TikTok India through a statement said that it doesn’t share any user data with the Chinese government and will clarify the same with concerned stakeholders in a meeting.

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