It is often reported that the data of users is passed on to the Chinese government through these Chinese apps, although recently TikTok has said that the Chinese government has never demanded data from it and if it does in future, then it will reject the demand of the government.
In 2017, the National Intelligence Act was passed in China, according to which all the tech companies of China are under the Chinese government. This law obligates all companies to share data with the government.
In such a situation, the Chinese government can demand the data of any user at any time and according to the law, companies will have to accept the government’s demand. According to the report of SensorTower, TikTok has 53 million users worldwide.