The decision of Pakistan to lift the ban on the widely popular video-sharing app TikTok has been welcomed by China.
According to media reports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian has said during a regular press briefing on Tuesday, that the government always asks overseas Chinese enterprises to strictly comply with international rules and local laws and regulations, and fully respect local customs and religious beliefs. We are glad to see the relevant parties properly handling relevant issues through friendly consultation, he said.
The video-sharing app also lauded the decision and said in a statement that the appreciated Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) commitment to ongoing productive dialogue and recognise their care for the digital experience of Pakistani users.
It is to be mentioned here that PTA restored TikTok services across the country after a 10-day hiatus under certain conditions. PTA also warned the company that the spread of “vulgarity and indecent content” as well as the “abuse of societal values” would result in a permanent ban.