In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE
In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE

WeChat users will not be penalised even if Chinese app is banned, US Justice Department says

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is set to release regulations by Sunday clarifying what WeChat transactions will be prohibited
  • US WeChat users are seeking an injunction to bar the Trump administration from prohibiting the use of WeChat by individual users, businesses and groups

Topic |   WeChat
In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE
In August, President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed sweeping ban on US transactions with Tencent Holdings, owner of popular mainland Chinese app WeChat. Photo: EPA-EFE
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