In the conflict over the video app, the US president issues an executive order to force its sale. Also affected is WeChat. TikTok is fighting back.
The US president maintains a long obsession with China Photo: ap
U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently seeking to force the sale of the popular Chinese video app’s U.S. business with a new executive order against Tiktok. With the order, which is set to take effect in 45 days, Trump is banning U.S. citizens from "doing business" with Bytedance, the app’s owner. The app poses a "threat" to national security, the order released Thursday evening (local time) said. The app collects large amounts of user data and could allow the Chinese Communist Party to spy on Americans, it said.