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A storm in a TikTok
Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS)
East Asia Forum, 30 August, 2020
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US President Donald Trump’s 6 August executive order aims to force the sale of Chinese service TikTok to a US-based company within 45 days of the order (since extended to 90 days), with both Microsoft and Oracle in discussions for a takeover and amid demands for the US Treasury to receive a ‘substantial portion’ of any deal. This aggressive action is the latest step in the trade and information war between the two countries. The threat to the app is fuelled by statements similar to those behind continued US pressure on allies to reject Huawei from critical infrastructure.

Haskell-Dowland PS (Dowland PS)