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U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning transactions using eight Chinese apps. The White House said the platforms covered include Alipay and WeChat Wallet. The move aims to protect Americans from the perceived threat from Chinese apps gaining large user bases and accessing sensitive data, as it claims. But analysts say any new U.S. bans could face court challenges similar to those over attempts to block WeChat and TikTok.CGTN YouTube Channel
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TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds.
ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with another Chinese social media service Musical.ly on 2 August 2018.