The U.S. wants ByteDance to sell TikTok. China is almost certainly going to refuse


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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 six months for the app “to remain available in the United States.” This legislation is not yet law and needs approval from the Senate. Washington has long contended that TikTok poses a national security threat, as American data could...