United States (USA) President Donald Trump has said that not only will TikTok be banned in his country. His government will also put pressure on Alibaba and other Chinese companies.
This statement came from Trump at a press conference last week. Asked if there were any other Chinese companies considered banned, such as Alibaba, Trump replied: “Yes, we are looking at another.”
As quoted by ReutersTrump is known for lobbying a number of Chinese-owned companies that have been “ sensitive ” to the United States, one of which was the ban on the short video application TikTok.
The US has ordered ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, to stop operating in the US within 90 days. This pressure was exerted by the Trump administration in response to concerns about the security of personal data handled by TikTok.
In addition to TikTok, Trump has applied a similar treatment to Tencent’s WeChat. Trump has been so hard on Chinese companies that Trump has also imposed sanctions on US companies that partner with TikTok and WecChat.
The US government will firmly block companies that partner with TikTok and WeChat with a 45-day tolerance. In his directive, Trump said applications developed in China continue to threaten U.S. national security, foreign policy and the domestic economy.
“Currently, action needs to be taken to overcome the threat posed by one of the mobile applications, in particular TikTok,” he said.
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