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TikTok US sale faces fresh hurdle after China tightens tech export rules – The Guardian

Beijing says some exports will now need government approval in move believed to be linked to Trump sale order

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New Chinese government restrictions could complicate ByteDance plans to sell TikTok to a US company and avoid a ban threatened by Donald Trump.
Late on Friday, Beijing issued new restrictions or bans on tech exports, requiring companies to seek government approval a process that can take up to 30 days. In mid-August, Trump gave the company 90 days to sell up or face a shutdown.
The rules, which hadnt been updated since 2008, are believed to be aimed at delaying the sale of TikTok to US buyers,…

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