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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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After a five-hour thrashing in a U.S. congressional listening to, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has emerged in China as a lone hero combating an uphill battle towards American anti-Chinese language paranoia.

On Friday, Chinese language web customers, commentators and officers rallied round Chew who earlier than Thursday’s listening to was a little-known determine among the many basic Chinese language public. State media described the hearings as a farce and an “embarrassment” for america whereas China’s Overseas Ministry stated the method amounted to the “unreasonable suppression” of TikTok.

The ever-present short-video app is caught in a worsening U.S.-China rivalry that has reached new ranges of mutual suspicion in latest months over allegations of espionage involving the app. The Biden administration, citing nationwide safety dangers, is pushing TikTok’s Chinese owners to promote their stakes within the firm. Beijing has stated it will oppose any compelled sale on the grounds that it includes the export of Chinese language know-how that would wish authorities approval.

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated on Friday that China “has not and won’t ask corporations or people to gather or present information data and intelligence positioned in overseas international locations for the Chinese language authorities in a fashion that violates native legal guidelines.”

“The U.S. authorities has to date offered no proof that TikTok is a risk to U.S. nationwide safety, however has repeatedly made presumptions of guilt and unreasonably suppressed the businesses concerned,” Mao stated.

TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance, has bristled at any potential divestment. And in Washington, senior administration officers doubt they’ve the authorized authority to ban TikTok — as some are calling for — with out an act of Congress, an individual with data of inside authorities discussions told the Washington Post.

On the micro-blogging web site Weibo, Chew drew sympathy from the netizens who referred to as him a “lonely hero” and a “brave gentleman,” applauding his grace beneath strain. (Many additionally hailed him for his beauty and pitied his unhealthy luck.) Others ridiculed American lawmakers and the polarized U.S. political setting.

“TikTok’s listening to exhibits that the 2 events can discover widespread floor — so long as they’ve the CEO of a social media platform to function their punching bag,” learn one fashionable touch upon the microblog Weibo.

“Poor Shou Zi Chew. He’s actually a sheep amongst wolves. Any excuse will serve a tyrant,” wrote Fan Yongpeng, deputy director of the China Institute at Fudan College, in touch upon the listening to.

America’s online privacy problems are much bigger than TikTok

Chinese language web customers deplored how U.S. lawmakers aggressively questioned Chew, interrupting him and tried to catch him in verbal traps.

An editorial from state-run International Occasions stated the hearings made America appear to be a bully in entrance of the world. It criticized what it referred to as “political persecution” of TikTok and U.S. makes an attempt to “pressure it to pledge allegiance to america.”

Influential commentator and former International Occasions editor Hu Xijin, in the meantime, wrote that banning TikTok can be like “detonating a nuclear bomb in Times Square” by way of the injury to america’ repute.

Nonetheless, Chinese language censors and platform regulators made makes an attempt to comprise the outrage on-line. A number of hashtags in regards to the TikTok hearings appeared to have been eliminated. Regardless of the heated dialogue on-line, no TikTok-related hashtags have been among the many prime 50 trending subjects on Weibo. One Weibo consumer complained that the movies posted about Chew had been deleted by the platform.

As considerations about TikTok’s future in america mount, some Chinese language e-commerce homeowners that had deliberate to do enterprise within the American market through TikTok are having second ideas. In keeping with Chinese language tech media outlet Huxiu, a number of have stated they’re turning their focus to Southeast Asia.

Some Chinese language consultants fearful that TikTok’s present ordeal foreshadows what different Chinese language corporations within the West might quickly face. Among the many prime 10 most downloaded apps on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S., 4 of them have been made by Chinese language corporations, together with TikTok, on-line market Temu owned by China-based PDD holdings, fast-fashion large Shein, and video editor CapCut, which can be owned ByteDance.

A report from Fudan Improvement Institute that analyzed Twitter posts from U.S. lawmakers concluded many have been “utilizing TikTok as a instrument” to warn the American public about the specter of overseas interference in addition to “create a way of disaster.”

The report concluded that if the present pattern continues, all elements of American society will threat falling prey to collective Sinophobia.

“U.S.-China competitors will solely worsen,” it stated. “For Chinese language corporations going overseas, the difficulties encountered by TikTok could also be only the start.”

Lyric Li in Seoul and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei contributed to this report.

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