D.US President Donald Trump has banned transactions with eight Chinese operators. The incumbent signed a decree Wednesday night. The move is expected to create further tensions in US-China relations, two weeks before the transfer of power to Democrat Joe Biden.
Affected applications include payment service from Ant Group Alipay, Tencent Holdings’ QQ Wallet, Visat Pay and office software WPS Office from Kingsoft Office Software. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced “necessary measures” to guarantee the legitimate rights of Chinese companies, but has not yet gone into specific terms.
A senior Chinese government official said the ban was imposed to prevent Americans from being exposed to Chinese software applications. In a fair way, he guided their comprehensive access
User information and sensitive data.
This regulation speaks of “aggressive measures” to protect national security. It is now the practice of the Ministry of Commerce to find out which transactions are particularly affected within 45 days
However, according to insiders, the department wants to act much earlier.
So far, Biden, who took office in Washington on January 20, has given little insight into the details of his future Chinese policy. He is likely to immediately remove Trump from control. His team did not want to comment.
Trump has targeted Chinese processors several times over the past few months, including blocking transactions with the popular short video service DickTalk and WeChat. However, the implementation of these orders was barred by courts in the United States in connection with freedom of speech. At the same time, the government in Washington expanded its blacklist.
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