China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing is seriously concerned and 'resolutely opposes the Indian government's move to ban 118 Chinese mobile apps.
Walmart said in a statement that a deal with Microsoft and TikTok could help it expand its advertising business and reach more shoppers.
His resignation comes after US President Donald Trump ordered a ban on TikTok, unless parent company Bytedance sells its US operations to an American company within 90 days.
India was the first country to ban TikTok and WeChat, citing national security concerns. India has banned as many as 106 Chinese apps, a move welcomed by both the Trump administration and the US lawmakers.
Trump said that TikTok will close down on September 15, unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out an appropriate deal.
A federal committee has been reviewing whether Donald Trump could ban TikTok in the US. Its members agree that TikTok cannot remain in the US in its current form.
Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China's ByteDance to sell TikTok.
The move was promptly decried by Pakistani rights activists who saw it as a potential precursor to an even greater censorship in this conservative Muslim nation.
India urgently needs to create a Committee on Foreign Digital Assets to ensure that we do not get exposed to companies that slip in by merely relocating their headquarters, while continuing to be under direct or indirect influence of nations that may be inimical to India’s interest.
The move to ban TikTok in the US has suddenly gained momentum after India's decision in this regard last month.
The decision has apparently been taken in order to stop sensitive information from going out of the country.
Pompeo said people should only download the app 'if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.'
TikTok's departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.
In the past few years, Byte Dance, parent company of TikTok, had invested more than USD 1 billion in the Indian market, and the ban could virtually halt its business here.
Last December, the US Army banned the use of TikTok by its soldiers. It called the app a security threat. The US navy has enforced similar restrictions.
“We banned Chinese apps to protect data of countrymen, it was a digital strike,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
'India’s clean app approach will boost India's sovereignty. It will also boost India's integrity and national security,' Mike Pompeo said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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