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Microsoft's next big policy battle could be over its ties to China, as a GOP adviser calls on the tech titan to divest its Chinese holdings amid TikTok talks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Microsoft confirmed the company is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in several countries including the US.
President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the app over concerns including national security. Those concerns could affect Microsoft's bid.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday questioned Microsoft's relationship with China, suggesting the company should divest its Chinese holdings.
China is home to Microsoft's largest R&D center outside the US, and its ties to the country run deep, Chinese technology entrepreneurship expert Duncan Clark said.
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The clock is TikToking: Trump says he doesn't mind if Microsoft buys TikTok, as long as the deal's done in 6 weeks

The clock is TikToking: Trump says he doesn't mind if Microsoft buys TikTok, as long as the deal's done in 6 weeks

1 month ago   |   By RT

President Donald Trump has said he won't object if US software giant Microsoft purchases social media app TikTok. Earlier, he had said he opposed such a buyout, and would ban the app in the US.
Trump broke the news at a White House meeting on Monday. One day earlier, Microsoft confirmed that it has been in talks with TikTok's owner - Chinese firm ByteDance - aimed at acquiring the app in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Trump agreed with this acquisition, but added that Microsoft would be “better off buying the whole thing.”
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