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US-China tensions

TikTok cannot exist as it does, Mnuchin says

Pompeo hints at wider measures on Chinese software that could include WeChat

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks with reporters at the White House on July 29.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Whether TikTok undergoes a sale or halts service, the wildly popular short-video app run by Chinese company ByteDance cannot continue to operate in the U.S. as it does, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump will take action in the coming days on "a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party," signaling that the measures may target more than TikTok.

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