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US-China tensions

TikTok CEO to testify before U.S. Congress over security concerns

Shou Zi Chew will appear before Energy and Commerce Committee in March

The news comes as the House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to hold a vote in February on legislation to block the use of TikTok in the U.S. over national security concerns.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will appear before the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee in March, as lawmakers scrutinize the Chinese-owned video-sharing app.

Chew will testify before the committee on March 23, which will be his first appearance before a congressional committee, said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican chair of the panel, in a statement on Monday.

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