(CNN) — China’s foreign ministry has responded to the European Parliament’s ban on TikTok on staff devices over cybersecurity concerns. According to Beijing, the EU is “taking restrictive measures and unjustifiably repressing companies from other countries in the name of national security.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning told a regular press conference on Wednesday that the European Parliament “undermines the confidence of the international community in the business environment of the European Union. The European side must be consistent with their words and actions, respect the principles of the market economy and fair competition, and stop generalizing and abusing the concept of national security”.

On Tuesday, the European Parliament banned TikTok from staff devices over cybersecurity concerns, meaning the Chinese video-sharing app is now banned from all three major European Union institutions.


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