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Zoom suspends free service to individuals in China

Company under scrutiny from both US and China as trade tensions flare anew

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan at Nasdaq in 2019. Zoom was temporarily blocked in China last fall amid intensifying Sino-American trade tensions.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- California-based videoconferencing company Zoom Video Communications has suspended individual users from signing up in China, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

As of May 1, individual free users can no longer host meetings on Zoom but will still be able to join them. Only paid enterprise accounts and individuals who had upgraded to paid accounts prior to the cutoff date will be able to host meetings.

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