The Australian government has banned TikTok on all government-issued devices, following concerns over the app's security risks and its Chinese parent company's alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin banned the use of several Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok and WeChat, on state government devices and wireless networks on Friday, calling them a threat to national security.
Infections have been reportedly found in half of Beijing residents, China’s capital city, a possible signal to accelerate its zero-COVID containment pace and lockdown like Shanghai. Local residents are scrambling to hoard food and supplies in fear of starving during the impending lockdown.
A lockdown of Changchun city has been going on for more than a month; with nine million people relying on one food distribution channel controlled by the authorities. Local residents reported that incidents of hunger and suicide were left uncared for.
China's communist government is known for its continued suppression of things that do not adhere to its communist principles, and a new report citing sources on the ground indicates that its efforts to silence Christians in the country have just increased with further implementation of a new law.