Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters during a daily briefing that Beijing hopes Washington can stop its discriminatory policies, World News reported.
Pompeo stated on Sunday President Donald Trump will announce new action “in the coming days” related to Chinese software companies that his administration views as a threat to US national security.
The Secretary of State’s comments come after Trump announced on Friday that he would ban TikTok via executive action.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin noted in a separate interview on Sunday that “we are not keeping TikTok in its current form”.
Amid speculation that the US would force TikTok to divest its US assets, Microsoft emerged as a potential buyer. But talks between Microsoft and TikTok owner Bytedance are reportedly on pause following signals from Trump that the administration would oppose such a deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.