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TikTok, WeChat targeted by Trump’s latest executive orders

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US President Donald Trump has ordered a ban on Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the latest move to crack down on Chinese tech companies, escalating the ongoing tech and trade stand-off between Beijing and Washington.

The Trump administration announced executive orders on Thursday evening in the US banning “to the extent permitted under applicable law, any transaction” with TikTok owner ByteDance or that is related to WeChat with its parent company Tencent Holdings “by . . .

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