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TikTok: the next Huawei?

Popular app tries localization in the face of increasing global scrutiny

TikTok has grown from a fun viral to an influential political platform.   © Reuters

Zhang Yiming, founder of the wildly popular but recently besieged TikTok, has done everything he could to localize the short video app in global markets to ease rising political pressures. But he appears to be increasingly boxed in, said a Chinese investor in the app's parent company ByteDance.

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