According to British media reports, the British Parliament accepted that ByteDance, the parent company of the social network, moves its headquarters to the UK.
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The Chinese company ByteDance According to the British newspaper, headquarters will be relocated from Beijing to London after the British ministers agreed to invest in the popular TikTok app. The sun. In doing so, the newspaper added that the Chinese company will settle in the UK in the same week.
The pact between ByteDance and the British government comes immediately after the announcement by US President Donald Trump to ban the popular short video app and accuses the Chinese government of accessing private data on its users’ electronic devices. Similarly, he stated that there would be no chance that the Beijing-based company would be bought by a US company.
Trump Administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also added that the president perceives a variety of international security risks to companies related to the Chinese government, Reuters said.
“These Chinese software companies that do business in the United States, whether TikTok or WeChat, have countless others who send data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus,” said Pompeo Fox News.
Pompeo also stated that it relates to facial recognition pattern data, location information, phone number, and people with whom the user is surrounded.
So far, TikTok has not commented on the alliance with the United Kingdom. However, Microsoft announced in a statement on Sunday, August 2, that it would continue to consider the option to purchase the ByteDance application and will complete negotiations with the company by September 15.
Microsoft announced in a statement that it will continue to consider the option to purchase the ByteDance / Image: Depositphotos.com application.
Despite President Trump’s statements, sources have agreed to negotiate a 45-day agreement to negotiate the sale of TikTok to Microsoft Daily mail.
The company, founded by Bill Gates, added that the Chinese company ByteDance is interested in Microsoft becoming the owner of TikTok and operating the service in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
“Microsoft appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It agrees to purchase TikTok subject to a full security review and to offer the United States the appropriate economic benefits,” the technology company added in a statement added.
On the other hand, the British describe it as “absurd” not to negotiate with TikTok’s parent company: “This is not like Huawei, where there are concerns internationally,” said a spokesman for The sun.
Likewise, Conservative MP Bob Seely added for the British media Every day Mail online, the UK’s need to strengthen its relations with China and warned of a possible “covert influence” by the country’s communist state.
“Of course, we still need to lure jobs to the UK, but we have to make sure that China doesn’t face us against the US or other allies,” he said. “We also need much clearer investment rules, especially for companies that have significant privacy concerns.”