President Trump Bars US Transactions with Eight Chinese Apps

President Trump Bars US Transactions

US President Donald Trump is signing an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment app. This further escalates tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

The move aims to curb the threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data. The move seeks to cement Trump’s tough-on-China legacy before the inauguration of Joe Biden. However, Biden could revoke the order on the first day of his presidency.

The order also names SHAREit, CamScanner, Tencent QQ, Beijing Kingsoft Office Software’s WPS Office, and VMate published by Alibaba Group subsidiary UCWeb.

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