TikTok’s team sought an informal meeting with the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. to seek his advice, Reuters said. The meeting never took place, but Chinese officials viewed it as a sign that TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance was open to help from the government, the report said. In late August, the Chinese government issued new exports rules which give it authority over the sale of TikTok to a...
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