ByteDance, the Chinese company to which TikTok belongs, is intensifying negotiations with the US government with the aim of avoiding the sale of all assets (tangible and intangible) necessary for the operation of TikTok in the United States and, at the same time, do not go to meet the ban that would be triggered in case of failure to sell.
Trump gave the ultimatum in mid-August, giving ByteDance three months to fulfill, but the hypothesis of the sale – Microsoft is among the potential buyers – is made more complicated by the new restrictions placed by the Chinese government which, with a change in the law also extended to the activities of ByteDance the rules according to which the sale of technologies to foreign parties is prohibited or subject to government approval.
In summary ByteDance is between a rock and a hard place in a new clash that sees the United States and China opposing in the background. To get out of the impasse, Chinese society has for weeks established a direct line with the Trump administration with the aim of finding alternative solutions. There Announcements of the last hours, as reported by the WSJ, is that this dialogue has intensified a lot in recent times, because on the one hand time passes and the deadline of the ultimatum is approaching and on the other, the opposition of China makes it more complicated to resolve the affair with the sale to an American (or non-Chinese) company.
However, it cannot yet be said that the intense relations between ByteDance and the United States will lead to an agreement without a sale and without a ban. Trump has always been very determined in countering the presence of TikTok in the US, placing particular emphasis on the threat to national security represented by a social network that collects personal data of users that could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.
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