President Trump bars U.S. transactions with eight Chinese apps

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps, including Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment app, the White House said.

President Trump bars U.S. transactions with eight Chinese apps

Alexandra Alper and David Shepardson for Reuters:

The move, first reported by Reuters, is aimed at curbing the threat to Americans posed by Chinese software applications, which have large user bases and access to sensitive data, a senior administration official told Reuters.

The order argues that the United States must take “aggressive action” against developers of Chinese software applications to protect national security.

It tasks the Commerce Department with defining which transactions will be banned under the directive within 45 days…

MacDailyNews Take: Executive Order Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese Companies” names the following Chinese apps: Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS Office.


  1. Another stupid thing he’s doing before he’s kicked out the door that’s designed to make governing more difficult. Fortunately, most of what he’s been doing the last two months or so, are fairly easily reversed.

    1. What Trump is doing is putting America first. Something more politicians should have the balls to do. Something more would do if they weren’t taking funds from overseas companies.
      I realize the communists in this country don’t see America first as remarkable.

      Your fake media driven outrage over Trump has ushered in a new era of socialism for our country. Congrats. Don’t you dare complain when taxes are high, jobs are taken by foreigners, downtown streets are filled with needles and feces, small businesses close, and our military cannot defend us. You communists brought this about. Not us.

        1. Hal…your talent for prose continues to inspire me. How eloquent you are and I am sure that all of your colleagues, like FT, GoeB also love your intellectual turn of phrase.
          Please continue but I suggest that you write this down for future reference because ofter the capitol hill horror show yesterday, people will turn against you AND YOUR KIND in droves.
          Nothing but nothing justifies what happened yesterday, showing the World what a Third world Banana Republic the US has become.
          Your time bellowing your nonsense is limited…..make the most of it while you can….but in the meantime, try to find where you lost your moral compass.I am sure it is around somewhere…go look at some of the local swamps.

        2. Law and order is required for any successful society.

          Are we to no longer consider storming the capital building unlawful? I mean… if it was a bunch of brown guys storming the capitol building… we’d probably call it terrorism.

      1. You gotta keep up my friend… socialism is only a dirty word to the fading boomers.

        Socialist is what EVERY successful democract (including the USA) already is.

        Autocratic capitalism, on the other hand, is what countries like China are.

        I’ve always wondered why socialism is such a trigger word.

        Medicare… socialist.
        Social security… socialist.
        Building and maintaining a toll-free road network for the good of all who use it… socialist.
        The military… completely socialist (paid by taxes… for the good of those they defend).
        Government support for higher education… socialist.
        Government subsidies for farmers and oil energy… socialist…
        NHTSA… socialist.
        Tax laws in place that tell the average worker how much of their income they are allowed to keep? Socialist
        Government requiring licenses for driving, fishing, cutting hair, getting married, selling lemonade, blogging, or engaging in literally thousands of other everyday activities? SOCIALIST.

        Remember… we’re not talking about a full-blown autocratic capitalism here. Socialist is what the USA has been for most of its history.

    2. Yes, but the tarnish international perception of the US will take much longer to fix. The State Department is the and the EPA are two of the things that will take more effort to fix.

      1. Pirate has it exactly right; you two are clueless as to the history of Socio/Communism and how it begins to take over and then you’ll need guns and a revolution to stop their madness and greed. Socialism becomes Communism; a quote from Lenin.

        They have a death toll of 130,000,000 and rising. Starvation; gulags; 3% lives high if they’re senior “party” members while the rest beg for food and supplies.

        You two can gloat for the immediate future, in 20 years you’ll likely have committed suicide when you realize what you had supported.

    3. The better question is: outside of political advantage of blue team / red team dose the USA government need to regulate and ban CCP apps on behalf of usa citizens?

      We know that the CCP bans, FaceBook, google, Youtube, instagram, and snap on behalf of social stability for CCP citizens. Heck the CCP bans all but a few Chinese apps for “the welfare of its citizens”.

      The one thing this CCP App band may potential highlight is the priorities of Biden Admin if the chooses to roll back Trumps ban.

      If Biden is smart he will leave pressure on CCP China. I was pleasantly surprised when Biden joined with the rest of the free world and was critical of CCP China/Hong Kong “National Security Law” arrest of 53 pro democracy activist.

      “The Biden-Harris administration will stand with the people of Hong Kong and against Beijing’s crackdown on democracy.”

      Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick as next US Secretary of State, said they were an “assault on those bravely advocating for universal rights”.

      I didn’t vote for Biden but to be honest Im surprised and proud to see him stand up against the CCP. My allegiance is not with a man but with policy. Time will tell, but I hope Biden will hold the line on the CCP. Many things about Trump I dont like but he is the first president since before Nixon to even attempt to stand up the the CCP. Democrat’s and Republicans from Nixon, Carter, Reagen, Bush1, Clinton, Bush2, Obama have all sold us out. Trump was the first to stand up to the CCP. This move by Biden to stand up to the CCP is a very promising sign. Lets hope Joe holds the line.

  2. Biden is rebranding but not reinventing Trump’s China policy

    Antony Blinken is no push over and should stand up to China.

    “although there isn’t much difference in the substance. Biden is essentially continuing a key feature of Trump’s strategy but rebranding it to appeal to allies.”

    Who knows maybe Biden will be more effective at Trumps policies than Trump. We can hope its 2021

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