China says Trump’s order to block TikTok against market principles
China has hit back at the United States after President Donald Trump signed executive orders banning any transactions with Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat apps.
In a major acceleration of tensions with Beijing, US President Donald Trump issued orders on Thursday banning
any US transactions with Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent. The executive orders take effect in 45 days.
As it noted the US move to ban its apps, China warned the United States.
China said the US move to block Chinese apps goes against market principles
and urges Washington to ‘correct its mistakes’, news agency Reuters reported.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China’s ByteDance,
owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing.
Trump issued the orders under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a law that grants the administration
sweeping power to bar US firms or citizens from trading or conducting financial transactions with sanctioned parties.
There are 100 million TikTok users in the United States and Republicans have raised concerns
about the political fallout of banning the popular app in the United States.
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