2021-06-09

Biden revokes ban on TikTok and Wechat White House: Replaced by new executive order

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China News Service, June 9th. According to the White House website on the 9th, US President Biden signed a new executive order on the 9th local time to revoke the ban on TikTok and Wechat during the presidency of the former President Trump and demand business The Ministry conducts a broader security review of applications controlled by foreign “adversaries.”

The White House website stated that in a new executive order, Biden announced the revocation of several executive orders that Trump had signed against TikTok and Wechat (No. EO 13942, EO 13943, EO 13971). ).

The new executive order instructs the U.S. Department of Commerce to evaluate applications related to foreign “adversaries” and “act as appropriate.” The US government believes that these applications may pose a risk to the country’s data privacy and national security.

Biden revokes ban on TikTok and Wechat White House: Replaced by new executive order

August 6, 2020 On Japan, then US President Trump issued a ban on WeChat and TikTok as threats to US national security. On September 18, the US Department of Commerce announced that it would implement a ban on WeChat and TikTok on the 20th, including prohibiting downloading or updating of WeChat and TikTok applications through the US Online App Store.

In response, WeChat US users and TikTok filed lawsuits against the ban in San Francisco and Washington respectively. Later, the federal courts in San Francisco and Washington suspended the Trump administration’s bans on WeChat and TikTok, respectively. Faced with court rulings, the Trump administration filed separate appeals.

Biden revokes ban on TikTok and Wechat White House: Replaced by new executive order(1)

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p > On February 11, 2021 local time, the U.S. government requested the Federal Court of Appeals to suspend the lawsuit against the ban on WeChat’s overseas version (WeChat). One day ago, the US government suspended the lawsuit against TikTok’s ban.

Previously, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce of China pointed out that China urges the United States to stop unreasonably suppressing Chinese applications and stop restricting the normal use of Chinese products and services in the United States. China will firmly support enterprises in safeguarding their rights and interests in accordance with the law, and reserves the right to take necessary measures.