President Trump bans Chinese software applications transactions

Voice of America
07 Jan 2021, 19:59 GMT+10

  • U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay.
  • The order tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive.
  • The move is aimed at curbing the alleged threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office this month.

The order, first reported by Reuters, tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive and targets Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay as well.

The move is aimed at curbing the alleged threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data, a senior official told Reuters.

A U.S. Tencent spokeswoman did not immediately comment.

Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 9/20/20 A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Trump's executive order banning...

President Trump bans Chinese software applications transactions

Voice of America
07 Jan 2021, 19:59 GMT+10

  • U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay.
  • The order tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive.
  • The move is aimed at curbing the alleged threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office this month.

The order, first reported by Reuters, tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive and targets Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay as well.

The move is aimed at curbing the alleged threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data, a senior official told Reuters.

A U.S. Tencent spokeswoman did not immediately comment.

Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 9/20/20 A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Trump's executive order banning...
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