It is feared that the move could lead to strong reactions from China, threatening the start of a tit-for-tat trade war between the two countries.
is looking to open a new global headquarters for its business outside China
after security experts flagged its data sharing practices and its alleged ties with the Chinese state.
The video-sharing platform has denied these allegations.
TikTok suspending the talks to open the London headquarters has also threatened the creation of 3,000 new jobs, in addition to the near 800 employed by the platform, The Guardian reported.
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