A new executive order signed by outgoing President Trump has banned transactions on eight Chinese payment applications since the first tickout – but it seems unlikely to take effect.
The latest executive order bans the use of Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, Shirt, Tencent QQ, Vimet, WeChat Pay and WPS Office.
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I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, have found that additional steps need to be taken to address the national emergency regarding information and communication technology and service delivery discipline, announced in Executive Order 13873 of May 15, 2019 (Information and Communication Technology and Service Delivery). Secure the chain).
In particular, the speed and proliferation of some connected mobile and desktop applications in the United States and other software controlled or controlled by individuals of the People’s Republic of China to include Hong Kong and Macau (China) continue to pose national threats to security, foreign policy and the U.S. economy. At this point, steps need to be taken to address the threat posed by these Chinese-linked software applications.
It has been suggested that payment applications would allow China to create “dossiers” on government employees.
Through access to personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, Chinese-connected software applications can access and capture a wide range of information from users, including sensitive personally identifiable information and personal information. This data collection is what the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Communist Party of China (CCP) threaten to provide Americans with access to personal and proprietary information – allowing China to track the locations of federal employees and contractors and create dossiers of personal information.
However, it should be noted that the order took effect 45 days after its publication, long after Trump left the White House. President-elect Biden will take office on January 20.
It is not known whether Biden will immediately reinstate the various executive orders issued by Trump, but it seems likely to be a bet.
Meanwhile, the White House seems to have largely abandoned attempts to ban or enforce tick sales. The Trump administration has so far doubled the original deadline of September 28 last year and allowed the third to go silent without taking any action, despite some court proceedings pending.
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