US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP

As US broadens TikTok battle, tech firms such as WeChat and Zoom might have to pick sides

  • The Trump administration is making concerted efforts to hamstring all tech firms associated with China for fear they could divert American data to Beijing
  • Forcing ByteDance’s short-video app out of the US market could set a painful precedent for other Chinese technology companies

Topic |   US-China tech war
US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s Chinese owner until September 15 to sell the app to an American buyer. Photo: AFP
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