Washington: China's dream of world domination has landed the communist country in big trouble.
Several countries including the United States have accused China of manufacturing the COVID-19 virus and deliberately spreading it all over the world, leading to the global coronavirus crisis.
China's policy of trying to grab land from neighbouring countries has also backfired with India staging a stiff challenge against intruding Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh.
The Indian government has also hit back economically by banning more than 100 Chinese apps, which has the potential to damage China's economy.
Now the United States is following in India's footsteps by mulling a ban on Chinese social media app TikTok, which has already been banned by the Indian government.
American President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will bar the fastest-growing Chinese application TikTok in the United States of America.
The American authorities already raised concerns about the service of Tik-Tok which could be a tool for Chinese Intelligence in America. A month ago after India banned TikTok along with 58 other Chinese applications. American intelligence officials also pitched in for the ban of widely popular Chinese video creation applications which is used by China for nefarious purposes.
Speaking to Air Force One Trump said: "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States. We will take the action as soon on Saturday using emergency economic power or executive order."
This move by the American government came after the review of the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS), which deals with the investigation affecting US national security.
TikTok is popular among the young audience who become part of this entertainment application and love to create and watch the short form of videos, sooner they start earning by the application too if they are good at it. TikTok has a billion users worldwide and in these last two-three months, the popularity of this application is degrading.
"Hundreds of millions of people come to TikTok for entertainment and connection, including our community of creators and artists who are building livelihoods from the platforms. We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok," a TikTok official was quoted as saying by AFP.
"We are not political, we do not accept political advertising and have no agenda- our only objective is to remain a vibrant, dynamic platform for everyone to enjoy," said TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer in a post.