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Trump Demand for Cut of TikTok Deal Reignites Anger in China – The Wall Street Journal


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Trump Demand for Cut of TikTok Deal Reignites Anger in China – The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG—President Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. government take a cut from the forced sale of the viral Chinese app TikTok sparked a new round of anger and reflection in China, as TikTok’s founder warned employees about “rising anti-Chinese sentiment.” On Tuesday, a number of prominent figures in China, including Google’s former country head, lambasted…

HONG KONG—President Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. government take a cut from the forced sale of the viral Chinese app TikTok sparked a new round of anger and reflection in China, as TikTok’s founder warned employees about “rising anti-Chinese sentiment.”

On Tuesday, a number of prominent figures in China, including Google’s former country head, lambasted the U.S. for unfairly stifling China’s first global internet hit—while defending Beijing’s own restrictions on American technology giants.

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