Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Ban Could Backfire Inside China


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Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Ban Could Backfire Inside China TECH COLD WAR Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty The WeChat app in Trump’s bullseye is essential for doing business inside China—and there is scant evidence TikTok’s founder is a close ally of Beijing. Brendon Hong 42AM ET H ONG KONG—As Donald Trump moves to ban transactions with WeChat and ByteDance , the parent company of TikTok, people in China are wondering if they’ll need to ditch their iPhones to keep their favorite app, and noting that the White House’s splinternet rhetoric is straight out of Beijing’s own playbook. Trump’s...