China has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to lift the ban on the widely popular video-sharing app TikTok.
“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,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
“We are glad to see the relevant parties properly handling relevant issues through friendly consultation,” he said.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Monday restored TikTok services across the country after a 10-day hiatus under certain conditions. The authority 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.