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Trump orders sweeping restrictions against TikTok, WeChat

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By Lionel BONAVENTURE and JIM WATSON

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Fortunately, China won't do nothing, they'll just let this slide

Suggest you take them blinkers off. China had already banned, Google, Facebook, zwhatsapp, Twitter, Dropbox...etc from operating in China. They block it! Deliberately!

Wechat, tiktok is a drop in the ocean compared to the extent of CCP ban on US tech co. Go harder, I say ban all Chinese apps and tech co.

The CCP only understand or acknowkedge one thing. Actual actions! Not talk, not negotiation, not encouragement.

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Earlier this week itsonlyrockandroll posted this in reply to a question from me; I'm sure he/she won't mind the repost.

Read this and then see if you think you'd be happy with TikTok on your device, I certainly wouldn't.

https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy?lang=en#privacy-us

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A warning and reminder to all btw, if you post anything negative about China even on here, you can be arrested if you ever set foot in that country, including Hong Kong because of the new security laws there. What would generally follow is you'd be used as a pawn to extract concessions from your home country, and you'll be forced to be humiliated on national TV. If you ever plan on visiting China in the future, keep that in mind before posting.

I think JT should be posting a warning like this on all China-related articles tbh.

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Agreed, apart from calling the party and leadership "communist". They are far, far removed from its ideals.

Well, they literally call themselves the CCP, so I'm using what they call themselves. They also require membership to the CCP for all government jobs and all upper management jobs in SOEs and even private companies. Communist and Marxist ideals are taught in school and university (even though they reject all Western influence), they even have Communist political officers installed at all education institutions and even large private companies. So yeah we can call them Communists. Economically, they are nationalist capitalist. But they also call their system "Socialist with Chinese characteristics". Their control structure is far, far beyond authoritarian so we can call them a totalitarian state as well. And their repression of everything and anything indicates they could be labelled as fascist too.

To cut through the mental gymnastics BS they try to confuse us with, let's use the name they call themselves.

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Good, I have always said WeChat is more dangerous than Tiktok.

It allows the Chinese government to snoop in on our private conversations and should be banned by other countries also.

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Trump is a clown and he is desperate to remain in office. But Chinese apps like Tik Tok are in fact a threat which must be stopped. The current US response to China is bipartisan.

WA4TKGToday  04:13 pm JST

I know it's not difficult, but ever notice how they DELIBERATELY always find the most STUPID picture of him to post....did it again Jo'se.

Agree. But this one above is one of the better ones.

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I'm no Trump fan, but I applaud him on this. Enough of the Chinese Communists, they are an enemy of all free societies and are actively undermining it. I think it's time for reciprocal economic policy towards China, ie. if China is doing it to you, you do it to them. Without any action taken against them, the 21st century will likely go down as the worst in all history. Enough is enough.

I work in tech and work with SaaS, if you think people inside China don't have access to data that they own on foreign servers in foreign countries, you are misinformed. Data being stored physically overseas means nothing.

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Do you remember that Sesame Street song?

One of these things doesn't belong?

Sing it in your head for a second.....

Covid-19 in 2020.

Race/Religious related protest/riots in 2020.

Tik Tok

Government Officials Elections in 2020.

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A warning and reminder to all btw, if you post anything negative about China even on here, you can be arrested if you ever set foot in that country, including Hong Kong because of the new security laws there. What would generally follow is you'd be used as a pawn to extract concessions from your home country, and you'll be forced to be humiliated on national TV. If you ever plan on visiting China in the future, keep that in mind before posting.

I think JT should be posting a warning like this on all China-related articles tbh.

Once you start self censoring, they've already won. But I do agree that maybe a disclaimer might be a good idea.

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Bravo President Trump enough is enough ...

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Trump orders sweeping restrictions against TikTok, WeChat

Yet not a whisper about Putin or Russia who awarded bounties on the heads of our troops...

Trump the Traitor....

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but our President is going to keep us safe from kids using 15 second videos to message each other.

Yes.

https://www.newsweek.com/tiktok-national-security-time-bomb-waiting-explode-opinion-1516372

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Can foreign tech companies operate freely in China? No, huge restrictions. Why then should China tech companies be allowed free rein in other countries? I say every country should follow suit.

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Don't know about you, but I will sleep easier tonight. The economy is in tatters, thousands dying daily from Covid, but our President is going to keep us safe from kids using 15 second videos to message each other.

He got Tik Tok'd in Tulsa. Payback???

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China is as Communist as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) is Democratic. Or of the people. Or a Republic.

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Right, that's probably the level of task this bozo can handle himself.

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Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot, I am surprised he can still walk. I understand the government or military banning certain software and hardware, but banning it for private use seems to set a dangerous precedent. I am wondering if there will be a big change after the election.

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Nothing to do with the youth turning away in droves from this man?

Enough of the Chinese Communists, they are an enemy of all free societies and are actively undermining it.

Agreed, apart from calling the party and leadership "communist". They are far, far removed from its ideals.

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The American government can't have people using a Chinese social media app - how would the American government force them to give up all their user data?

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I know it's not difficult, but ever notice how they DELIBERATELY always find the most STUPID picture of him to post....did it again Jo'se.

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Fortunately, China won't do nothing, they'll just let this slide

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