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US-China tensions

TikTok's US woes bode ill for patch-up of the great decoupling

Trump holds firm on deadline as Beijing moves to restrict AI exports

The U.S. sale of TikTok will have to clear the large hurdle set by China's restrictions against export of certain AI and algorithms.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- An American president who refuses to extend the deadline for the sale or banning of TikTok, and a China restricting exports of the artificial intelligence that helps make the short-video app popular: these are poor signs that the two sides will bridge their differences and keep the world from splitting into two technological camps.

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