On Jan. 5, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to ban U.S. deals with 8 widely-used Chinese software application applications, consisting of Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. This ban will work 45 days after the date of this order.
” The speed and pervasiveness of the spread in the United States of certain connected mobile and desktop applications and other software application established or controlled by individuals in the People’s Republic of China [including Hong Kong and Macau] continue to threaten the national security, diplomacy, and economy of the United States,” the order specified.
The full list of banned apps consists of many popular apps in China: Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS Office.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross specified he highly supports Trump’s “commitment to safeguarding the personal privacy and security of Americans from hazards posed by the Chinese Communist Celebration.”
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