Washington's bans on TikTok, WeChat stoke public anger in China

The Trump administration's executive orders will ban transactions with the Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - As the Trump administration faces lawsuits against its impending bans on WeChat and TikTok, Washington's moves against the two Chinese social media apps have also touched a nerve in China.

The bans, which take effect on Sept 20, have been a hot topic for discussion in the past weeks, with Chinese media and netizens saying the United States is out to bully and suppress China's growing technology companies.

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