The Trump administration’s push to ban the Chinese owned video creation application TikTok has been a major problem for the Chinese Communist Party, which is accused of using the app for nefarious purposes to spy on its users.
The app has already been banned by the Pentagon for its potential to collect troves of information on its users.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in July during a presser that data is from the application is sent to China. He stated during a British media interview, that if TikTok is banned, the data will not end “up in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,” which he characterized as an “evil empire.”
TikTok has denied the accusations of data mishandling but U.S. intelligence officials say that the company, owned by the Chinese government is using the popular application to infiltrate American networks, as well as collect information on individuals and families.
Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving the app’s parent company ByteDance 45 days to sell to a U.S. company or to suffer a full ban. That day is soon approaching.
Microsoft and Oracle have reportedly been in separate talks to purchase the app. However, China may walk away from any sale, according to Chinese state-owned news outlets.
China expert Gordon Chang suggested that China will ultimately “not allow” the sale to go through because it would mean exposing “how Beijing used the app to foment violent protest in America.”
Donald Trump Jr. questioned the app’s claims that TikTok is not controlled by the Chinese government. “Out of curiosity, if the Chinese government doesn’t control TikTok how is it that they can block the sale? Oh that’s right they’re lying as usual. Imagine an American company trying to pull of in China what TikTok/China is doing in America? They wouldn’t allow it for a second,” he said.
Senator Josh Hawley sounded off on TikTok’s nefarious ties to China, saying that the app’s own board members are also members of the Chinese Communist Party. Moreover, Hawley added, Beijing ‘requires by law’ the app to share its user data.
“Any sale, deal, or ‘tech partnership’ that fails to remove all links to #China is unacceptable,” he said.
You may like
Electric Vehicle company with Chinese ties awarded $500 million of taxpayer money for 2nd U.S. plant
With a little help from their Democrat friends, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party just announced the opening of its second plant in the United States.
Fox News reports Gotion Inc., whose parent company Gotion High-Tech is based in Hefei, China, unveiled plans to build a $2 billion lithium battery plant in Manteno, Illinois, alongside Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who cheered the project.
The announcement comes amid growing opposition to the company’s plans to build a billion-dollar factory in Mecosta County, Michigan.
In order to make the expansion happen, lobbyists for the Chinese Communist Party-tied electric vehicle company funneled cash to Democrats. “Individuals at a law firm registered as foreign agents to lobby on behalf of Gotion, a Chinese electric vehicle battery company developing a controversial project in Michigan, and wired campaign contributions to several top Democrats” reports Fox News.
“According to state and federal filings, Monique Field-Foster, an attorney at the Lansing office of the Warner Norcross + Judd law firm who is acting as a foreign agent on behalf of Gotion, donated to the campaigns of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer’s sister Liz Gereghty and Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Rep. Elissa Slotkin” the Fox News report continued.
“With the right incentives, nation-leading infrastructure, world-class workforce and booming clean energy production, we have transformed ourselves into an attractive location for global manufacturers. Today, we take another leap forward. It’s my pleasure to welcome Gotion to Illinois and to show the world yet again that Illinois is ready to be a player on the world stage.”
Pritzker delivered remarks late last week thanking Gotion for choosing Illinois to call “home” in a ceremony with leaders from Gotion High-Tech, including Li Zhen, the company’s chairman and president, who said he expected the factory to open in less than 12 months.
“All that we see here [in Illinois] are of enormous value to us: an enabling business environment, a supportive state government for the new energy industry and their highly efficient work, as well as the prospects of the State of Illinois in the coming years,” the Gotion president added. “We believe that Gotion’s battery technology will help to boost e-mobility in North America and the economic and trade exchanges between China and the U.S.”
You may like
Elections7 days ago
Trump, Rep Biggs: invoking the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation will ‘be necessary’
Nation7 days ago
Biden Administration Proposes Rule to Fortify Federal Bureaucracy Against Republican Presidency
education2 days ago
Parents, advocates call on leaders to step down after ZERO children pass math at 13 Baltimore state schools
Immigration3 days ago
Local TX developer accused of selling land to illegal immigrants creating entire town with ‘four cartels operating there’