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Microsoft says to keep exploring TikTok purchase after talks with Trump

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Aug 03, 2020, 16:35


Microsoft said Sunday it was continuing talks with Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to purchase its US operations, following a meeting with President Donald Trump.

"Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States," the company said in a statement.

Trump has threatened to bar the wildly popular app in the United States, citing national security concerns, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier Sunday that the president was set to announce strong action against TikTok.

"President Trump has said, 'Enough,' and we're going to fix it," Pompeo told Fox News.

"And so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party," he added.

Earlier media reports had suggested Trump would require that the app's US operations be divested from its Chinese owner ByteDance.

But The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Microsoft's plans to buy TikTok's US operations were on hold after Trump's threat to bar the app.

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BrianSA post time: 2020-08-03 19:43

Quite true.  However, Trump has no appetite for Chinese food.  In particular, he never trusts Chinese and is suspicious of them putting poison in his food.


The ugly truth is that China is now ahead of the US in certain technologies such as 5G and face recognition.  It would be difficult for the US to catch up.  The faster way for it to do so is through "daylight robbery" by forcing TikTok and later all other Chinese companies in the US such as WeChat and Tencent America to sell on the cheap to their US rivals.

As stated by Latino Republican Senator Marco Rubio in his notorious quote:  "What you don’t steal from us, you buy away from us."


Put in the opposite way:  "What we don’t steal from you, we buy away from you."


BrianSA

Here is a new list of trump national security issues.

Chinese Hot Pot, Sweet & Sour Pork,Won Ton Soup, Chopsticks, All Chinese Dogs, Chinatown New York, Beijing Opera, The Great Wall and this only list no one.

What else can you expect from a moron

BrianSA

Trump is now desperate, he is trying everything he can to oppose anything that has a Chinese connection, claiming national security issues, what does he understand about national security, he does not even no how to apply it to Tik Tok, in any literal sense he cannot be specfic as to the so called threat, he also cannot produce any evidence, other than using vague and unproven allegations.

As for pompus Pompeo he is like a robot that has been programmed to talk rubbish and do exactly as his programmer Trump has instructed him to do.

The truth is Trump and the Republican Nasty Party are trying everything they can to avoid a defeat in the November elections.

gork

The Great Satan's white-supremacists clearly have a policy of trying to foist labour-intensive work on other nations whilst retaining the labour-light products for itself.

Movies, music, s**tware etc. are all labour-light. You write once and then reap billions in profit.