The US president, Joe Biden, has revoked the presidential decrees against the Chinese companies TikTok and WeChat signed by his predecessor Donald Trump. But this move does not mislead. Biden’s intention is not to turn on the green light for Chinese apps, but to prepare a broader and more structured intervention. So much so that the White House decision is accompanied by a request to the Commerce Department to evaluate apps linked to “an adversary country and” act appropriately. “
Biden removes the decrees (already blocked in court) only for a broader intervention
The evaluation will be required on all apps “that are developed, produced or supplied, owned, controlled or subject to the jurisdiction of an adversary, including the People’s Republic of China, that may present an excessive or inappropriate risk to the national security of States. United and Americans “. Trump’s decrees against TikTok and WeChat had already been blocked in court. So rather than a step back, Biden’s is a game changer to have a more structured intervention.