In response to US President Donald Trump's August 6 executive order to protect national security, the US Commerce Department (Commerce Department) on Friday issued a statement banning the WeChat and TikTok apps from trading in the US, according to the Commerce Department's website.
The ban includes a ban on the distribution or maintenance of WeChat and TikTok apps through US regional app stores as of September 20, and a ban on transfers or payments through WeChat in the US The bans also include a ban on WeChat and TikTok apps in the US as of September 20.
The ban also restricts WeChat and TikTok from maintaining features, hosting services, and pushing content in the US, respectively.
Tencent later said in a statement that it had recently conducted several rounds of communication with the US government to seek a proper solution. But unfortunately, the two sides have not yet reached a consensus.
TikTok, for its part, said in a later statement that it regretted the decision and would continue to move forward with the litigation process against the US executive order.