Bytedance, the parent company of the New Delhi short video app TikTok, has announced the closure of business in India. The Gurugram-based company has decided to lay off more than 2000 employees in Tik-tock-linked India. Of these, the sales team has more than a thousand employees. The company has offered to pay 5 months’ salary to the affected employees. This information was given in an email sent to employees by Venessa Pappas, the interim global president of Bytedance, and the vice president (global business), owned by Tittock and Hello App. The e-mail said, “We don’t know if when we will return to India, we are relying on our flexibility and desire to do so in the future.
China protested the ban on apps in India, saying it is a violation of WTO rules
China has opposed the decision to impose a permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps in India. Ji Rong, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in India, said it was a violation of the WTO rules without discrimination. Rong requested India to rectify the decision.