World This Week

In our “The World this Week” piece, global events include the proposed U.S. bill to ban foreign tech, Nvidia and AMD grappling with the latest U.S. curbs on China’s Inspur, the U.S. and EU in talks on clean technology trade deal, and the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank causing concern among tech executives and investors. […]

national security concerns

China’s government could use TikTok to control data on millions of American users, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday, saying the Chinese-owned video app “screams” of security concerns. Wray told a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to U.S. security that the Chinese government could also use TikTok to […]

Beijing’s market regulator recently visited ByteDance’s Douyin video hosting service to look into the company’s livestreaming e-commerce business and discuss how to prevent over-charging, a statement, published on Thursday on the regulator’s official WeChat account, said. The regulator’s visit to Douyin – the Chinese version of TikTok – comes at a time when Beijing has […]

new data security regime

TikTok has announced out a new data security regime, nicknamed “Project Clover”, amid growing pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic. The European Parliament, European Commission and the EU Council recently banned TikTok from staff phones due to growing concerns about the company, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, and whether China’s […]

TikTok data collection

U.S. National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone on Tuesday expressed concern during congressional testimony about Chinese-owned video app TikTok’s data collection and potential to facilitate broad influence operations. Asked by Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville about any concerns he has about TikTok’s influence on American children, Nakasone told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, “TikTok concerns […]

strengthen U.S. powers

The White House said Tuesday it backs a bill in Congress to give the Biden administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other foreign technologies that could pose security threats. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the bipartisan bill sponsored by a dozen senators “would strengthen our ability to address […]

China says US

China said the U.S. is trying to deprive it of developmental rights and perpetuate its own hegemony, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday. Spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks in response to a question on TikTok being potentially a target in an upcoming U.S. bill banning some foreign technology. Two U.S. senators plan to […]

upcoming U.S. bill

Two U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation this week aimed at letting the government “ban or prohibit” foreign technology products such as Chinese-owned TikTok, Senator Mark Warner said on Sunday. Warner, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said TikTok would be “one of the potentials” for review under the bill. The Democratic senator made […]