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China’s highly influential media outlet, Global Times, carried an editorial-opinion piece on Tuesday, citing that the government is unlikely to approve the agreement between Tik Tok’s parent company ByteDance and Oracle, already approved by US President Donald Trump on Sunday.  

Key reasons

“Oracle will have the authority to check the source code of TikTok USA and updates. As the TikTok and Douyin should have the same source code, this means the US can get to know the operations of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.“

“TikTok Global will control the business of TikTok around the world except China. It will block IP from the Chinese mainland to access it. This means the Americans can take control of the global business of TikTok and reject Chinese to access it.”