China opposes banning of US transactions with WeChat and Tiktok apps

RICHARD A. BROOKS / AFP

China's foreign ministry on Friday said that it firmly opposes executive orders announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday.

These included banning U.S. transactions with the Chinese owners of messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok.

China will defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing.

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