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ByteDance’s wildly popular short video app has gotten caught up in U.S.-China tensions, with Washington worried that personal data on TikTok’s 100 million U.S. users could fall into Beijing’s hands.

Cover Story: Will TikTok Be the Next Huawei?

Founder Zhang Yiming’s efforts to defuse rising political pressures fail to gain traction as U.S. moves to follow India in banning the popular video app citing data security concerns

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02 26, 2021 15:34 PM

TikTok to Pay $92 Million to Settle U.S. Privacy Lawsuits

Plaintiffs claimed the popular app illegally recorded facial-scan images of users and disclosed private data to third parties

02 23, 2021 20:39 PM

Exclusive: Despite Sanctions, Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei Says Company Profits Increased Last Year

Caixin has obtained internal records that suggest the company’s revenue and profit grew in last year

02 23, 2021 19:57 PM

In Depth: Behind ByteDance’s Hiring Binge

If many of its products run on the same tech infrastructure, why does the company behind TikTok need so many new employees?

02 23, 2021 07:26 AM

China’s Foreign Minister Urges Reset of Sino-U.S. Relations

Wang Yi suggests cooperating on pandemic control, climate change and spurring global economic recovery

02 19, 2021 09:15 AM

CX Daily: Hundreds of Chinese Patients Died in ‘Redundant’ Trials of Proven Drugs

China's weeklong Lunar New Year holiday sees mixed fortunes for its economy. A European consumer rights group files a complaint on TikTok

02 18, 2021 20:26 PM

European Consumer Organization Takes TikTok to Task for How It Treats Its Users

Group accuses the ByteDance-owned app of violating user rights and exposing underage viewers to inappropriate material

02 16, 2021 19:00 PM

News Analysis: White House Shifts From Tech ‘Decoupling’ to ‘Small Yard, High Fence’ Approach

Instead of Trump’s scorched-earth tactics, Biden will define which technologies are key to the national interest and take action to protect them

02 11, 2021 10:27 AM

TikTok Sale on Hold as Biden’s Team Reviews U.S.-China Policies

The developments show that the forced sale of TikTok is far down President Joe Biden’s list of priorities

02 10, 2021 19:01 PM

Opinion: India’s Chinese App Ban May Leave New Delhi on the Hook for Billions in Damages

ByteDance and other tech companies could have huge claims against the Indian government for its decision to bar 267 apps from the country

02 09, 2021 17:58 PM

Opinion: How Tencent and ByteDance Weaponized China’s Anti-Monopoly Rules

In the world of big tech, antitust regulations became yet another weapon to bludgeon the competition. That's why they had to be changed

02 08, 2021 20:09 PM

Four Things to Know About Threats to China’s Payment Giants

Alipay and WeChat Pay are the two fintech companies most likely to feel the heat from new regulations for nonbank financial payment institutions

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