"We'll see what happens it'll either be closed up or they'll sell it", Trump said before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews. TikTok has insisted it has never provided user data to China and that it would not do so if asked.
Asked on Friday about Trump and TikTok, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press briefing that the United States was abusing the concept of national security, and urged it to stop oppressing foreign companies.
The Independent has reached out to TikTok for comment.
TikTok is under the crosshairs of the USA authorities.
A new turn of events has been recorded in the TikTok and U.S. government dispute. Despite TikTok being in talks with firms like Microsoft, any deal must be decided by the September 20 deadline.
I'm not extending deadlines, no.
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President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days. President Trump has repeatedly stated that he wants an American firm to buy the operations, it is unclear whether the suggested alternatives would meet the requirements of the President's executive orders.
In China, ByteDance also runs the news aggregation app Toutiao (今日頭條), and TikTok's Chinese twin Douyin (抖音).
For example, the software code used in ByteDance's apps, including TikTok, are developed by engineers and developers at its Beijing headquarters. But it's also unclear if the ban would prevent Apple, a United States company, from offering TikTok in its App Store overseas.
As the USA and China spar around the globe for both economic and political supremacy, the deal is a flashpoint between the countries with a muddle of companies stuck in the middle. China has updated laws governing which artificial intelligence technologies can be exported.
Does TikTok have any other options?
In the wake of the threat, ByteDance filed a number of lawsuits, while Beijing once again dismissed all accusations of having access to, or control over, data on ByteDance apps such as TikTok. "Some creators who rely on TikTok for their livelihoods would probably have to get a burner phone to keep TikTok working, but it's certainly not impossible", Sinclair says.