US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire
US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire

US adds further restrictions on WeChat and TikTok ahead of deadline for ByteDance to complete Oracle deal

  • Even if the Trump administration clears the proposed deal between Oracle and ByteDance, Chinese authorities will still have to approve it
  • Granting Oracle access to TikTok’s source code may constitute a cross-border technology transfer under China’s new tech export rules, one expert says

Topic |   TikTok ban
US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire
US President Donald Trump may be expected to make a decision on a proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance soon, but Chinese authorities still have a say. Photo: Andre M. Chang/ZUMA Wire
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