Japan in turn proposes to ban TikTok and other Chinese applications

Tram Ho

Information from NHK recounted by the Global Times, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan made a proposal to the government to find ways to develop new policies to limit some applications and systems. banking system developed by China, aimed at preventing “user information from being leaked”.

Accordingly, on July 28, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan held a meeting to discuss countermeasures. The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan has claimed that several Chinese applications as well as some banking systems using artificial intelligence developed in China have leaked information.

Therefore, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan called on the Japanese government to formulate relevant policies to restrict the aforementioned applications and systems on the grounds that the “security from threats” comes from outside.

Đến lượt Nhật Bản đề xuất cấm TikTok và các ứng dụng khác của Trung Quốc - Ảnh 1.

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However, the Nikkei newspaper published a mixed report saying that since 2018, TikTok has become popular among young Japanese. Affirming this short video creation service caters to the wishes of the younger generation in Japan and has received a lot of support from users.

Not only that, the increasing popularity of TikTok has led many Japanese music companies to start doing business with ByteDance. In October 2018, Ibex Group, a major Japanese entertainment company, announced a partnership with ByteDance to add about 25,000 songs to TikTok.

According to the Japanese version of the Huffington Post, as of February 2019, the number of monthly active users of TikTok in Japan has increased rapidly to 9.5 million and is expected to continue to increase in the future.

Currently the hashtag “restricted Chinese app” has also quickly appeared on the hot search section of Japanese Twitter.

Previously, the US and India have also used security issues as an excuse to declare a ban on Chinese applications.

Australian Prime Minister Morrison also stated that his government is watching TikTok “very closely” and will take action on this video-sharing platform if necessary. TikTok has more than 1.6 million users in Australia and is one of the most popular social platforms.

According to the Global Times

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Source : Genk