FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on during an event with community and faith leaders at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States would “continue to take a strong stand” regarding Chinese entities that threaten U.S. security, including potentially the social media app TikTok.
Pence made the remark in an interview with Fox News Channel a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it shared information with the Chinese government, a charge TikTok denied.
Pence, citing Washington’s tough stance against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies, said President Donald Trump had made it clear his administration would defend U.S. interests from “being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party.”
“So these entities, whether it be Huawei