August 7, 2020

Chinese WeChat users fear being cut off from US friends

Beijing (AFP) – A US ban on the WeChat messaging platform could cut lines of communication between friends in China and America and force people to switch to a replacement, social media users said on Friday.US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned WeChat and TikTok, signing executive orders giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with the platforms.Trump cited national security concerns, which also threw into doubt the US operations of WeChat’s parent firm, Tencent.WeChat is a messaging, social media, and electronic payment platform and is rep…


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