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ByteDance to place TikTok's global headquarters in US to escape Trump ban

Beijing, September 16

China’s ByteDance has determined to put the headquarters of its well-liked video platform app TikTok within the US with a purpose to escape President Donald Trump’s ban, official media right here reported on Wednesday.

As per the plan offered to the US officers by ByteDance, TikTok will stay the bulk shareholder of the brand new US headquartered firm, and tech agency Oracle can be a minority shareholder, state-run CGTN TV reported.

Different potential US buyers such because the world’s largest retailer Walmart, which had launched a joint bid with Microsoft, would personal a minority stake, the report mentioned.

Individuals conversant in the negotiation course of emphasised that particular particulars of the plan could change.

Unbiased third events will function administrators of the brand new firm, and ByteDance will proceed to regulate TikTok and its core algorithms.

As a way to allay US issues about “nationwide safety”, TikTok’s knowledge from America can be saved within the US and Oracle will function the information service supplier, the report mentioned.

“There’s additionally a dedication to create TikTok World as a US headquartered firm with 20,000 new jobs,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned on Monday in an interview with CNBC, including that Oracle would be the trusted know-how accomplice.

ByteDance on Monday mentioned it will not promote TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft or Oracle, nor will the corporate give the supply code to any US patrons.

On August 6, Trump issued an govt order stating that TikTok’s US enterprise have to be bought earlier than September 20, and threatened to dam the video app within the US.

TikTok was among the many 59 Chinese language apps banned by India in June this yr saying they have been prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and safety of the nation. Later India adopted up with ban on 118 extra Chinese language apps. PTI

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