A security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Forced TikTok sale in US is compared to ‘robbery’ in China but ByteDance has few options, experts say

  • US President Donald Trump has threatened to put TikTok ‘out of business’ in the country if it is not sold by September 15
  • Chinese experts slam the move, but say TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company ByteDance has few other options

Topic |   TikTok
A security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A security guard attempts to stop a photographer in front of the Bytedance headquarters building in Beijing, China, 03 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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