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Trump Orders Ban on Transactions With 8 Chinese Apps, Including Alipay

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Trump Orders Ban on Transactions With 8 Chinese Apps, Including Alipay


President Donald Trump late Tuesday signed an executive order that bans transactions with eight Chinese connected software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay. The order released by the White House bans transactions with people that develop or control Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS Office, as well as with their subsidiaries. Trump said in the order that additional steps must be taken to protect U.S. national security in the face of the “pace and pervasiveness” of the spread of certain software applications in the United States, developed or controlled by people in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, which “continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” “By accessing personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, Chinese connected software applications can access and capture vast swaths of information from users, including sensitive personally identifiable information and private information,” the …

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