The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

Hey TikTok, it’s been a year. Now it’s time to come back to Hong Kong

  • Developer ByteDance withdrew the app from the city after the national security law came into force, in what analysts say might have been a bid to stave off Trump-era scrutiny
  • But US President Biden’s executive orders dropping bans on TikTok and WeChat are a signal that antagonism from Washington may be over

The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
The US review of foreign apps is likely to be an exercise based on facts, in contrast with Trump-era bans. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
READ FULL ARTICLE
Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.