FAST FIVE: China Plans To Protect TikTok "At All Cost" Against "Mafia-Style Robbery" & US Threat To National Security
The theme of “compromised” national security is still being presented as the crux of the matter.
GT's argument continues: More importantly, for Beijing, the case goes way beyond just a mafia-style robbery of a lucrative Chinese business and cutting-edge technologies, but a threat to its national security, because the US could find loopholes in those technologies to launch cyber and other attacks on China and other countries to preserve its hegemony, the experts added.
Voicing the communist government's rationale further, GT cites an expert at the China Electronics Standardization Institute Liu Chang, who says “What the US wants, we definitely cannot give.” Stop extorting.
You think TikTok is a company from a small country.
pic.twitter.com/Jskn9PjIFU – Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) September 22, 2020 “From the perspective of both the company and the Chinese government, this cannot be allowed to happen,” he said.