Every toy, gadget and item you see on YouTube could soon be for sale online – not on Amazon, but right on YouTube itself.
China said at a World Trade Organisation meeting that restrictions by the US on Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat are in violation of the body’s rules, a trade official said.
ByteDance is working with US regulators to resolve outstanding security concerns over its planned sale of a stake in TikTok, and the companies involved are bracing for the approval process to drag on past the November election.
China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, sources said.
US President Donald Trump asked a San Francisco judge to stay an injunction blocking a ban on Tencent’s WeChat, arguing the Chinese-owned messaging app jeopardises national security.
Just a few days ago, the TikTok deal looked like a win for China. Now its state-run media are denouncing it as “an American trap” and a “dirty and underhanded trick”.
Chinese state media blasted Oracle’s proposed deal with the hit video app TikTok, calling the agreement hammered out under pressure from the Trump administration a “dirty and underhanded trick”.