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US-China tensions

Pressure on TikTok talks eased after court blocks Trump's ban

Injunctions trip up US strategy on China, as judges demand better security case

U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to ban Chinese-owned platforms TikTok and WeChat have been stymied by American courts.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S./WASHINGTON -- Sunday's last-minute court ruling that temporarily blocks President Donald Trump's order to bar TikTok from app stores has upended U.S. efforts to force a sale of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing platform.

Trump signed an executive order Aug. 6 to bar any transactions with TikTok owner ByteDance or its subsidiaries after 45 days. With a ban looking likely as the deadline loomed Sunday night, a U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction against an order that would have forced Google and Apple to remove the TikTok app from their stores, granting a partial reprieve.

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