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WeChat users look to Japan's Line for alternative as US ban looms

As Washington scrutinizes Chinese chat giant, downloads of rival surge

(Source photo by Reuters)

PALO ALTO, U.S./HONG KONG -- After the Trump administration announced it would look into banning Chinese social media apps, much of the attention focused on TikTok, the wildly popular platform for sharing short videos. But it is far from alone.

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