We are grateful for the immense support given to us by India’s growing digital community. As a global technology company committed to creating truly local products, we're keen to also be at the forefront of change. India is one of our strongest markets and we are happy to be part of the mainframe of Digital India in 15 Indian languages. Since the launch of our platforms in India, we have stored the data of our Indian users at industry-leading third-party data centres in the U.S. and Singapore. This is in line with our constant endeavour to ensure that we have the best interests of our local users at heart. We now believe that the time has come to take the next big leap.


As a testimony to ByteDance's recognition of India’s efforts to frame a new data protection legislation, we are pleased to announce that we are taking a significant step towards establishing a data centre in India. We are now in the process of examining options for safe, secure and reliable services for our Indian users within India's borders.


In line with this effort, we are looking forward to having a more active dialogue with relevant stakeholders and setting new benchmarks along the way.