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US News biden cancels the measurements taken by Trump to prohibit Tiktok and WeChat

22:55  10 june  2021
22:55  10 june  2021 Source:   challenges.fr

Tiktok and WeChat: China welcomes biden cancellation of the prohibition of Trump

 Tiktok and WeChat: China welcomes biden cancellation of the prohibition of Trump © AP - Mark Schiefelbein Smartphone icons of Chinese applications Tiktok and Wechat. The US President has decided to delay in the Tiktok and WeChat folder. Joe Biden announced the revocation of the decrees made by his predecessor Donald Trump to prohibit these successful platforms belonging to Chinese. A decision greeted Thursday, June 10 by Beijing.

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(AFP) Joe Biden has decided to delay in the Tiktok and WeChat folder by announcing the revocation of the decrees made by its predecessor Donald Trump to prohibit these successful platforms belonging to Chinese, a decision greeted Thursday by Beijing.

The US President, however, signed a new decree on Wednesday asking for his administration to launch an investigation to determine the actual risks posed by Internet applications held by some foreign powers.

He leaves him four months to provide a detailed report and make recommendations.

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Rare Example of relaxation between the two giants, Beijing greeted "a positive gesture in the right direction", by the voice of the spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, Gao Feng.

Mr. Gao pointed out that the decision of the Biden Administration was accompanied by the opening of an investigation.

"We hope the United States will deal with Chinese companies fairly and will abstain from mixing political and business issues," he argued.

The new decree aims to identify all the "connected software applications that may present an unacceptable risk for the United States' national security and the American people", including "applications held, controlled or managed by people who support activities. Military or information from another country, or are involved in malicious cyberactivities, or involve applications that collect sensitive personal data ", explains a press release from the White House.

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The Department of Commerce and other federal agencies will need to develop guidelines "to protect sensitive personal data ... including personally identifiable information and genetic information" against abuses.

solicited by AFP, Tiktok and WeChat have not yet reacted.

Separate Survey for Tiktok

Donald Trump asserted that the applications belonging to Chinese lay risks for the United States national security. He had sought to force the sale of Tiktok to American investors.

He accused WECHAT, an ubiquitous platform in the life of the Chinese via his email, distance payments or reservations, and Tiktok, a short-popular short-popular video application, to raise confidential data and share them. with Beijing.

These companies have always refuted these espionage charges.

had followed a judicial battle after the first decree taken in August 2020. At the end of December, the Trump administration had appealed a court decision preventing the Ministry of Commerce to impose in Tiktok restrictions, which would have resulted in the prohibition of the social network in the United States.

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 Joe Biden received by Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle © Steve Parsons The American President Joe Biden, the first American lady Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth II, in Windsor, June 13, 2021 with a guard of honor and then Around a tea, Queen Elizabeth II received Sunday the US President Joe Biden at the Windsor Castle, west of London, at the end of the G7 summit.

But in February, the Biden Administration had asked the Court of Appeal to give it 60 days to study the file and decide on the maintenance or not the request made by the Trump government.

The White House did not specify whether this decree extinguished all the remedies.

According to a Head of the Biden administration interviewed by the AFP, Tiktok nevertheless continues to be the subject of a separate review "through the CFIUS", the Treasury-dependent Agency to ensure that investments foreigners do not have a risk for national security.

These decisions show that Joe Biden does not intend to relax the pressure vis-à-vis China.

"It would be premature to rejoice," said Bobby Chesney blog, Professor of Law of the University of Texas, who follows national security issues.

He also pointed out that the Biden administration had not completely closed the door to re-affection with a new version of these sanctions.

Last week, Joe Biden had lengthened the list of Chinese entities in which Americans are forbidden to invest.

For that, he has amended a Donald Trump decree to include companies involved in supervisory technologies that can be used not only in China against the Muslim minority of the Uyghours and the dissidents, but still around the world.

Joe Biden arrived Wednesday in Europe for his first trip abroad as president. He must meet the European and NATO leaders as well as the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Since his arrival at the White House, he has clearly said he wanted to get support from the United States Allies against Beijing, accused of unfair competition in his business relations.

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© Frederic J. Brown The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Facing Chief of Chinese Diplomacy Yang Jiechi Anchorage, Alaska, March 2021 The United States and China have again spread over their differences on Friday, when US President Joe Biden meets his nearest allies during a series of peaky summits As "pseudo-multilateralism" taking advantage of "cliques".

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