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China warns U.S. action against TikTok violates WTO rules

August 4, 2020
The United States discriminating against TikTok because it is owned by a Chinese company runs afoul of World Trade Organization rules, a Chinese spokesman claimed on Tuesday, arguing the U.S.’ expansive definition of “national security” subjects foreign companies to politically-motivated restrictions. President Trump this week said the U.S. would ban TikTok, a video-sharing social media service, if it is not sold to Microsoft by Sept. 15. Microsoft and TikTok parent company Bytedance last week informed the Committee for Foreign Investment...


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