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Judge in the US halts Trump administration's ban on downloading WeChat

The order would have slowed WeChat down and made it unusable in the United States for video chats with family and friends.

21 Sep 2020 7:05 PM

China retaliates for US' TikTok, WeChat ban with new provision to sanction foreign companies

Punitive measures may include fines against the foreign entity, banning it from conducting trade and investment in China.

19 Sep 2020 4:50 PM

US says WeChat ‘ban’ might impair messaging but will not draw criminal charges for users

Using the app to communicate won’t be a banned transaction, although messaging on it could be “directly or indirectly impaired” by the ban.

17 Sep 2020 9:32 PM

Chinese users will boycott Apple, says China responding to WeChat ban proposed by US

“If WeChat is reason why Chinese shall keep iPhone and apple products,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted.

28 Aug 2020 6:18 PM

Trump sued by US WeChat users who say his order violates their constitutional rights

US WeChat Users Alliance says many American Chinese people rely on the app for work, worship and staying in touch with relatives in China.

23 Aug 2020 4:46 PM


Are Trump's moves pushing the US and China into a tech face-off?

China’s restrictions on foreign tech firms helped nurture homegrown tech giants. Now the US is putting its own limits on China.

08 Aug 2020 7:40 PM

Explainer: What does Trump's order mean for TikTok, WeChat in US?

Trump’s order appears to formalise his threat to shut down TikTok unless Microsoft or some other American company buys it by September 15.

07 Aug 2020 1:57 PM

Trump passes executive orders to ban Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat

'At this time, the order takes action to address one mobile application in particular, TikTok,' he said.

07 Aug 2020 8:40 AM

Google, Apple quick to remove the 59 Chinese apps banned by India

Some app developers themselves also voluntarily took down apps from Play Store and App Store to adhere to local laws.

02 Jul 2020 5:57 PM

Court documents reveal Chinese journalist jailed for 15 years for attacking ruling party

The charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" is a catch-all that Chinese authorities use against people who criticise the regime

01 May 2020 11:56 AM


Citizens turn to virus tracker apps to avoid infected neighbourhoods

Confirmed cases in Shenzhen have climbed rapidly to 245 as of Monday.

04 Feb 2020 7:53 AM

Feature or bug? Translation key on China's WeChat takes jabs at other country's flags

A translation bug on the chinese app sparked discussion after it translated flag emojis, particularly Canada's, to absurd English phrases.

18 Dec 2019 3:30 PM

Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing CEO in rape case

The student, Liu Jingyao, from China, filed a civil lawsuit against JD’s CEO in a Minneapolis court.

20 Apr 2019 4:04 PM

Facebook’s messaging ambitions amount to much more than chat

The company’s ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China.

13 Mar 2019 12:26 PM

Facebook turns ambitious

Inspired from China’s WeChat, Facebook is spreading its wings to be a one-stop solution for a person’s everyday needs.

10 Mar 2019 6:43 AM


Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts

The police found that some social media accounts fabricated accusations against companies and individuals.

09 Dec 2018 11:21 AM

The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in US - and a message

Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Inc, was arrested on suspicion of rape, according to a report.

24 Sep 2018 1:51 PM

In WeChat-dominated China, new messenger app scores sudden success

Bullet Messenger, a Chinese messaging app, has racked up millions of downloads since its debut just a few weeks ago.

06 Sep 2018 6:44 PM

China kindergarten principal sacked over pole dance show at school

Videos circulating on social media showed a scantily-clad dancer in hot pants shimmying up and down a pole to thumping music.

04 Sep 2018 1:12 PM

Google's first WeChat mini program launched in China

The first program comprises a sketching game in which players tie up with AI and compete against their friends.

18 Jul 2018 2:11 PM