On the evening of September 20, the global network reported that the Wall Street Journal and other media reported that California federal judge laurel Biler issued an order on the 20th to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent the U.S. Department of Commerces administrative order prohibiting downloading wechat took effect at 23:59 on the 20th.
An administrative order issued by the Department of Commerce in the United States 18 days after the ban was issued by the Department of Commerce in the United States. New York Times said that in view of the judges ruling, the relevant ban will not take effect in the evening of 20.
According to the Wall Street Journal, judge Biler, in her 22 page order, agreed with the free speech argument put forward by wechat user groups and said she firmly believed that there is no viable alternative platform or application for Chinese Americans and the Chinese American community. The U.S. Department of justice has asked judges not to block an executive order from the commerce department, Reuters reported on the 20th.
Yesterday evening, Tencent also issued an announcement, talking about the impact of the relevant ban in the United States. Tencent said that existing wechat users in the United States may continue to use the app for communication, but wechat may not be able to obtain new users in the United States, and the continuous updating of users in the United States may also be negatively affected. In addition, the quality of services provided by wechat may be negatively affected.
Tencent said it was further assessing the impact of prohibited transaction identification on the group. The company has been and will continue to negotiate with the U.S. government and other U.S. stakeholders to reach a long-term solution.
Early in the morning of September 18 local time, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a statement on its official website, saying that for wechat, as of September 20, 2020, the following transactions will be banned:
Provide any Internet hosting service in the United States to support the function or optimization of mobile applications; provide any content distribution network services in the United States to support the operation or optimization of mobile applications; directly contract or subcontract Internet transmission or exchange services in the United States to realize the function or optimization of mobile applications; Use the constituent code, function or service of the above mobile application in the functions of software or services developed or accessible in the United States.
We are aware of the latest announcement of the US Secretary of Commerces executive order for wechats use in the United States.
In order to protect the basic communication rights and interests of American users, we have conducted several rounds of communication with the U.S. government during this period to seek appropriate solutions. Unfortunately, the two sides have not reached a consensus.
We will continue to communicate with the U.S. government for a long-term solution.
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