China would block sale of short video app


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Visitors are visiting TikTok's stand at the Appliance & Electronics World Expo (AWE) in Shanghai, China, on April 27, 2023. On March 14, 2024, the United States will pass a bill banning TikTok. CostFoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The U.S. could be about to force ByteDance, the Chinese tech giant that owns TikTok, to divest its U.S. business or effectively ban the app. But a sale looks unlikely — not least because China is expected to block it. The House on Wednesday approved a bill that requires ByteDance to divest TikTok, the social media platform it owns, within roughly...