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Microsoft's next big policy battle could be over its ties to China, as a GOP adviser calls on the tech titan to divest its Chinese holdings amid TikTok talks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Microsoft confirmed the company is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in several countries including the US.
President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the app over concerns including national security. Those concerns could affect Microsoft's bid.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday questioned Microsoft's relationship with China, suggesting the company should divest its Chinese holdings.
China is home to Microsoft's largest R&D center outside the US, and its ties to the country run deep, Chinese technology entrepreneurship expert Duncan Clark said.
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TikTok users are heaping praise on Microsoft after news broke that the company is in talks to buy the app

TikTok users are heaping praise on Microsoft after news broke that the company is in talks to buy the app

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Trump told reporters on July 31 that he was planning on banning TikTok in the United States, causing concern among many of the app's users and influencers.
TikTok was not banned over the weekend, and Microsoft has confirmed that it is still in talks to acquire the app's US operations.
Now, TikTok users who were worried about the app disappearing are celebrating Microsoft, making memes about the potential acquisition.
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