United States must play fair with firms from China

A sure-fire way for a Chinese firm to get the attention of American regulators is success. ByteDance has done that with its short-form video-sharing app TikTok, which has acquired more than 1 billion active daily users globally and this year been downloaded even more than Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. With the trade war raging and China’s technological rise perceived as a threat to United States’ dominance, the claim that the software is a national security risk was inevitable. But making…

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