China accuses USA of breaking WTO rules with WeChat and TikTok ban

At the latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting, Chinese officials have said that the ban imposed by the USA on Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat are in violation of the WTO rules.

Reuters reports that at a closed door meeting a representative for China said that the measures ‘are clearly inconsistent with WTO rules, restrict cross-border trading services and violate the basic principles and objectives of the multilateral trading system’.