Saturday wants to mark A year later, Donald Trump said he was threatening millions of U.S. citizens by threatening users’ privacy and security raised by his Chinese ownership. The hugely popular and annoyingly addictive short video app from smartphones will ban ticket ok.

One week later, Trump signed an executive order directing the Chinese owner of the app, Bitdance, to sell the ticket ok in American business within 45 days or block it by forcibly removing it from the App Stores. Deadlines were extended several times, and Oracle and Walmart emerged as patrons after the deal for ticketing. At one point, Trump boldly suggested that any cuts should be made to the American government.

A year later, nothing has changed and everything has changed. Bytenscens still owns Ticket Ok, which sold millions of new U.S. dollars in the first four months of this year. Trump is gone, and the U.S. The threat from the government has lessened – but now the Chinese government is fed up with the popular application.

James Lewis, senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says, “I wouldn’t be breaking champagne if I were a byte.” “Tickets may be perfectly standing, but the landscape is revolving around them – mainly due to Chinese activities.”

China has adopted an increasingly strict line to regulate its tech companies and verify their ownership information. After condemning the IPO of ecommerce giant Alibaba’s spin-off and anti-financial last December, the government introduced new cybersecurity rules in April that would tighten controls on domestic tech companies.

This month, the Chinese government blocked the ride-hailing service Didi from signing up new users and ordered the removal of the app from Chinese app stores just days after the company’s IPO, which rejected a recommendation to delay a cyber security audit. Bytensens also shreds its IPO due to similar government scrutiny.

U.S. In June, President Biden withdrew an administrative order seeking a ban on Trump’s ticket ok, as well as an application to sell another Chinese-owned app. Last week, Ticket Ok and the administration agreed to sue over a ban on Trump’s attempt. But Biden ordered the Commerce Department to begin investigating foreign-owned applications, including tickets.

Lewis believes Biden is just as upset about the White House tic-tac-toe as his predecessors were. He says the administration can issue its own executive order that leads to a mandatory sale. “This administration is tougher on China than Trump, because they are organized,” he says. “It’s not chaos.”

Trump’s move against Ticket OK comes amid growing doubts about China’s economic development and technological reach in the West. Many European countries have sought to limit economic ties with China over the past several years, according to a July 2020 report by the DC-based think tank Tank Brookings.

Feelings go both ways. Rui Ma, an analyst at Tech Buzz China, which closely follows BitDance, says there was significant public pressure in China over the idea of ​​selling Bydance tickets to OK. Some feared that US-owned parent company and its Chinese customer data would pose a security risk.

The ticket seems to be an unlikely object of superpower competition. The app offers an endless stream of remixed songs, memes, viral clips and fantastic celebrity cameos, algorithmically selected to appeal to your tastes and interests. Last year Trump’s revolving ban ticket was met with the shock and distrust of ok-addicted teenagers; Others noted the irony of shutting down platforms that reward freedom of expression in the name of punishing China, where information is strictly controlled.

Bitdance rarely seems to be an agent of the Chinese government. The company has faced government pressure in recent years over racist or abusive content provided by its news app genre Tia Tiao (meaning “today’s headlines”). But Tickett’s relations with China have been a source of concern for the US government, especially as its reach and influence continues to grow. Ticket okna U.S. Users rose to 20 73.7 million in April, according to analyst Payee Marketer. The app is a striking example of the insight into China’s high-tech business, with some of the world’s largest media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, stepping out on their Silicon Valley home turf.

Ticket ok byte ancens 2017 U.S. The lip-syncing application has grown with the acquisition of Musical.lee. At Trump’s direction, the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States conducted a preliminary review of’s acquisition, concluding that it posed a threat to national security. CFIUS and the Commerce Department did not respond to requests for comment.

Ticket ok has launched a new initiative aimed at getting users to use and use the platform in new ways. Last week this included a way for users to apply for a job by sending “ticket ok resumes” to rental companies. “Ticket OK has a lot of data on Americans,” Lewis says. “It has their faces, their voices, their IP. It has become a huge window into American society. “