US President Donald Trump said that the future of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will be decided soon. He further said that he will ensure there is no compromise on national security before approving the deal between ByteDance and an American company. Last month, Trump signed executive orders to ban TikTok and WeChat until 15 September.
US will prohibit the continuation of WeChat and TikTok from Sunday:
From September 20, the US will prohibit the continuation of WeChat and TikTok mobile apps due to the threat to national security. In the White House, Trump said to reporters on Friday, “We are looking at it, the most important we are going to make a fair decision as soon as possible. I believe that we should not delay this, but we have some good companies and some big interests. They are an incomparable asset. ”
Many American companies in talks with ByteDance:
Significantly, the technology company Microsoft, Oracle, and Walmart are in talks with ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. Trump said, “We have some big choices and we can probably make a lot of people happy, but security is what we need. We just know that we will do nothing to endanger security.”
China is ‘very aggressive’ against neighboring countries: Robert O’Brien
Meanwhile, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has defended President Donald Trump’s decision to ban Chinese social media applications TikTok and WeChat. He said that China is ‘very aggressive’ against neighboring countries including India and the data of Americans should be protected. “They (the Chinese) look very hostile, and they look very aggressive, not only to the US but to countries around the world,” Brian said in an interview on Friday.
President has taken a strong step: Robert O’Brien
Look at what they have done to India and how they are dealing with small countries and in the context of the South China Sea, you see what they are doing to Taiwan. ”
He further said, “This is a very extraordinary situation. Therefore, the President has taken a strong step. So we are doing everything to protect the American people, whether it is the defense of telecommunications or data security. ”