Trump’s attack on WeChat and TikTok highlights cost of China’s technological rivalry

LOS ANGELES: If Donald Trump wanted to shore up Americas national security with his Thursday night executive orders pinpointing two Chinese apps, he has certainly not achieved much.
On the other hand, if he wanted to send a political message, and make it perfectly clear that Chinas technological rivalry with America comes at a price, he succeeded hands down.
The shares of Chinese entertainment and tech firm Tencent dived on Aug 7 just hours after Trump issued an executive order banning the com…

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