China says concerned about India banning Chinese apps

FILE PHOTO: Person holds a smartphone with Tik Tok logo displayed in this picture illustration

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it was concerned about India's decision to ban Chinese mobile apps such as Bytedance's TikTok and Tencent's WeChat and was making checks to verify the situation.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during a daily briefing that India has a responsibility to uphold the rights of Chinese businesses.

India on Monday banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile apps in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between the two countries this month.


(Reporting by Cate Cadell; writing by Se Young Lee; editing by Louise Heavens)