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TikTok CEO grilled by U.S. lawmakers over China ties

Shou Zi Chew is told the app doesn't embrace American values, should be banned

TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 23.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S./HONG KONG -- TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew faced withering questions from U.S. lawmakers Thursday over allegations of the company's ties to the Chinese Communist Party and spying by Beijing.

"We do not trust TikTok will ever embrace American values, values for freedom, human rights and innovation," Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said in her opening remarks at the hearing.

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