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Trump issues bans on China’s TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

The messenger app WeChat and short-video app TikTok are seen near China and U.S. flags in this illustration picture taken August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration

Washington, August 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was ...

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China says Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ tweet smears China

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while accompanied by members of the task force at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Beijing, March 17 (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet calling the coronavirus a “Chinese virus” smears China and said Beijing strongly opposes Trump’s usage of the words. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing that the U.S. should first take care of its own matters.

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