Trump says he wants to pressure other Chinese companies after Reuters Bytedance



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Alibaba Group logo can be seen at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou


BEDMINSTER, NJ (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he could put pressure on more Chinese companies such as the tech giant Alibaba (N 🙂 after deciding to ban TikTok.

When asked at a press conference if there were other companies owned by China in particular, he was considering a ban, like Alibaba, Trump replied, “Well, we are looking at others. things, yes. ”

Trump has lobbied Chinese companies, for example by promising to ban the application of short TikTok videos from the United States. The United States on Friday ordered its Chinese owner ByteDance to cede TikTok’s U.S. operations within 90 days, the latest effort to step up pressure on concerns about the security of the personal data it processes.

Trump, who has made changing U.S.-China trade relations a central theme of his presidency, has sharply criticized China while praising its purchases of agricultural products such as soybeans and corn under the ‘a trade deal reached at the end of last year.

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