A US review of a deal made by TikTok’s Chinese owner Beijing ByteDance has sparked calls for more open discussions on national security. Photo: AFP

China, US must discuss national security issues, industry leader says amid reports of TikTok inquiry

  • Legitimate concerns need to be addressed to create ‘as much space for doing businesses as possible’, chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in China says
  • Appeal comes as US reviews Beijing ByteDance Technology’s US$1 billion purchase of American social media app in 2017
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A US review of a deal made by TikTok’s Chinese owner Beijing ByteDance has sparked calls for more open discussions on national security. Photo: AFP
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A man holding a phone walks past a sign with the TikTok logo at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou in October. Photo: Reuters

US investigating TikTok owner ByteDance over US$1 billion acquisition of social media app Musical.ly

  • Beijing-based firm did not seek clearance from US committee that reviews deals by foreign acquirers for national security risks
  • TikTok has been growing more popular among US teens amid growing tensions with China over trade and technology transfers
Topic |   TikTok app

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A man holding a phone walks past a sign with the TikTok logo at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou in October. Photo: Reuters
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