WeChat Halts New Subscriptions

Popular chat and social media app WeChat, known as Weixin in China, has announced it is suspending new subscriptions as it deploys a security upgrade.

TikTok and WeChat In the Clear as Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban Attempts

TikTok and WeChat’s battle to avoid being sold is finally over, as President Biden has signed an executive order undoing the previous administration’s attempt to ban them.

Xiaomi Removed From US Blacklist

The Department of Defense (DOD) is removing Chinese firm Xiaomi from a blacklist preventing it from operating in the US.

Biden Administration Reviewing WeChat Ban

The Biden administration is reviewing an attempted ban of WeChat, amid a broader review of the previous administration’s actions against Chinese platforms.

Trump Administration Bans More Chinese Apps

The Trump administration is moving to ban additional Chinese apps, with President trump signing an executive order targeting eight.

TikTok Gets a Reprieve As Judge Blocks Ban

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s ban on TikTok, at least temporarily, giving the social media platform a reprieve.

Trade War Escalates As China Sanctions Multiple US Companies

The US-China trade war has escalated as China sanctions multiple companies in retaliation for weapons sales to Taiwan.

Administration May Restrict Chinese Firm SMIC

The Trump administration is considering imposing export restrictions on China’s biggest chip maker, SMIC.

China Threatens Apple Products If WeChat Is Banned

China has officially said the Chinese would have no reason to keep Apple products, including the iPhone, if WeChat is banned.

Trump Bans TikTok and WeChat, Effective September 15

President Trump has followed through on his promise, issuing a ban on TikTok, as well as WeChat, with both bans set to take effect in mid September.