According to Agence France Presse, trump told reporters on the first day, I told them that they need to reach an agreement before September 15, (otherwise) after that, we will close tiktok (business). I said that the United States needs to receive compensation, enough compensation, because we facilitated the transaction, so we should be compensated, and the US Treasury should be compensated. Trump made the statement to reporters on the same day before boarding air force one for Wisconsin, according to the news agency.
According to AFP, critics attacked trumps demand that the US government take a share of the deal as potentially unconstitutional and similar to blackmail.
This is not the first time trump has issued a similar threat. On August 3, trump said that unless an agreement was reached to sell its U.S. operations, tiktok would close its U.S. operations by September 15. Trump told reporters at the White House the same day: I dont mind if Microsoft or other safe American companies buy tiktok. Unless Microsoft or other companies can buy tiktok and make a deal, tiktok will be forced to close its U.S. business on September 15. Trump also said that as part of the deal, a lot of money should be paid to the federal government.
Trump successively issued administrative orders in August, requiring us enterprises and individuals to ban trading with tiktok from mid September, and let byte jump to sell tiktoks business in the United States within 90 days. Since then, which company can successfully acquire tiktok related business has attracted extensive attention. US media said Microsoft Wal Mart alliance and Oracle are still the two most likely buyers. According to previous media reports, the price of tiktoks US business acquisition may be between $20 billion and $30 billion.
On August 31, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked questions about the connection between the latest export ban and the sale of tiktoks business in the United States. Zhao Lijian said that the Ministry of Commerce has released information on relevant issues, and the person in charge of the Department of service and trade of the Ministry of Commerce has answered reporters questions on the adjustment of the technical catalogue, stressing that the main purpose of releasing the relevant technical catalogue is to standardize the management of technology export, promote scientific and technological progress and foreign economic and technological cooperation, and safeguard national economic security. Please check with the Chinese authorities on how to implement the technical catalogue.
In response to the question about tiktok, Zhao Lijian said that he would not comment on the specific operation of the enterprise, and the relevant enterprises had released information. China has made it clear on many occasions that we are opposed to the U.S. generalizing the concept of national security, abusing state power and unreasonably suppressing specific enterprises of other countries. The U.S. side attempts to take economic bullying and political manipulation against non-U.S. enterprises. Whether it is a political coercion transaction or a government forced transaction, it is tantamount to seizing by force. It not only violates the market principles and international rules, but also satirizes the principle of market economy and fair competition that the United States has always boasted.
Source: global network editor: Qiao JunJing_ NBJ11279