US welcomes restrictions on Chinese apps. US on Wednesday welcomed India’s decision to ban dozens of apps related to China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it would “boost India’s integrity and national security.” He told the press conference that we welcome India’s ban on some mobile apps which act as assistants in the monitoring state of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
He said that India’s approach to the app will boost the country’s sovereignty. It will also promote India’s integrity and national security.
India had banned 59 apps related to China on Monday. These include apps such as the popular Tiktok and UC Browser. The ban has imposed in the backdrop of the current standoff with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
India, some US lawmakers have called for taking steps like India, considering short video sharing apps as a big threat to the security of the country.
Republican Senator John Cornyn tagged a report in ‘The Washington Post’ saying, “India has banned TickTok. And dozens of other Chinese apps in the wake of the violent confrontation.”
Republican Rick Crawford tweeted that “TikTok must go and it went away yesterday.” Significantly, last week, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien stated that the Chinese government was using TikTok for its own ‘objectives’.
At least two such bills are currently pending in the US Congress. In which the federal government officials have banned from using Tiktok on their cell phones. After the Indian government’s move to ban Chinese apps, such sentiment can also get vigorously in America.