Chinese Apps: Trump prohibits transactions with Wechat and Tiktok

President Donald Trump forbids American citizens to do business with the Chinese owners of the popular Apps, Tiktok and Wechat. The disposal is intended to take

Chinese Apps: Trump prohibits transactions with Wechat and Tiktok

President Donald Trump forbids American citizens to do business with the Chinese owners of the popular Apps, Tiktok and Wechat. The disposal is intended to take effect in 45 days.

Trump described the Apps as a "threat" to national security. They collected huge amounts of data about their users and could allow the Communist party of China, American spy, he said on Thursday evening.

No future in America for Wechat

In the case of Wechat, the disposal is likely to lead to a ban on the App in the United States. The Tencent Holdings-powered App is widely used in China extremely. It offers users the services of a social network as well as Messenger functions and a popular payment service. The decree stresses, Wechat it allows the Communist party to control the Chinese in the United States, where they "will enjoy, perhaps for the first Time in her life the virtues of a free society".

to enforce In the case of the Video App Tiktok Trump gives through the decree of his threat, the sale of the App to an American company. The software giant Microsoft has brought to the recent massive political pressure from the White house in position to take over the American business of the Video App. The company wants to negotiate until mid-September a Deal with the private Chinese owner byte dance.

law against Tiktok to come

Also on Thursday, the us Senate voted unanimously for a law that will prohibit employees of the Federal authorities to install Tiktok on service devices. The house of representatives had adopted a draft in July. Both versions need to be matched to each other, before the law can enter into force.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 01:20

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