Trump’s TikTok and WeChat order, a new front in US vs China technology war
President Trump is broadly prohibiting unspecified 'transactions' with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order in 45 days. WeChat and its sister app Weixin in China are hugely popular messaging apps. TikTok has hundreds of millions of users globally. By going after TikTok and WeChat, the U.S. is expanding a fight against Beijing using Chinese-style restrictions on tech companies in a move that could potentially have enormous ramifications for the world’s biggest economies.
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