How TikTok and WeChat escalated the U.S.-China trade war

Aug 7, 2020
President Trump's executive order restricts Chinese tech platforms. Correspondent Jennifer Pak discusses the future of competition in developing markets.
A man rides past the offices of Tencent, the parent company of Chinese social media platform WeChat, in Beijing.
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The latest on TikTok: Microsoft takeover talks, a potential U.S. ban and more

Aug 3, 2020
A leaked memo from ByteDance’s CEO to its staff says TikTok has no choice but to sell its U.S. operations.
Some policymakers have said TikTok poses a national security risk because it could share U.S. user data with the Chinese government, something TikTok has repeatedly denied.
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The tech cold war with China is ratcheting up

Jul 24, 2020
"The next few months are going to be really dangerous," says Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer.
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Imports way off as COVID-19 slams into U.S.-China trade

May 7, 2020
The ambitious trade deal was signed just weeks before the pandemic hit.
A worker at a container port in Wuhan, China, in April. The U.S.-China trade deal hangs in the balance as COVID-19 has made some of the conditions hard to meet.
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Coronavirus likely to affect timing of phase one trade deal

Feb 14, 2020
The “export boom" from the trade deal will take longer because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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