Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) – United States (US) President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, a move Chinese officials said was “political manipulation.”

The twin executive orders issued on Thursday – one for each app – take effect in 45 days and could bar the popular apps from the Apple and Google app stores, effectively removing them from distribution in the US.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin