Beijing commerce authorities confirm ByteDance tech export license application

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    For more: Beijing commerce authorities say they have received an application from TikTok’s parent company, #ByteDance , for a tech export license. This comes about a month after China updated its export restriction list to include technology related to certain services. Preliminary approval can take up to 30 days. Meanwhile, ByteDance is waiting for Washington’s approval of a deal with Oracle and Walmart to continue TikTok’s operations in the U.S. Earlier, #TikTok asked a federal court to block a Trump administration order barring Americans from downloading the short video app. TikTok said the restrictions are based on election politics rather than legitimate national security concerns.

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