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Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert, and Meg Kinnard
Democratic President Joe Biden signed legislation in April that could ban TikTok in the U.S., even as his campaign joined in February and has tried to work with influencers.

TikTok’s Rocky Road in Central Asia

TikTok’s Rocky Road in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
TikTok has faced pressure across Central Asia, with governments often citing the protection of children to justify restriction. 
TikTok May Be Banned in the US. Here’s What Happened When India Did It.

TikTok May Be Banned in the US. Here’s What Happened When India Did It.

By Krutika Pathi
In India, the app was banned nearly four years ago. Most users and content creators migrated to other platforms without much trouble.

TikTok in the Age of Decoupling

TikTok in the Age of Decoupling

By Nico Han
While the ban seems inevitable amid deepening distrust, removal of TikTok from the U.S. market will not solve the disinformation problem.

Why TikTok Showed Indonesia’s GoTo Some Goodwill in 2023

Why TikTok Showed Indonesia’s GoTo Some Goodwill in 2023

By James Guild
Partnering with the Indonesian tech giant will let TikTok regain access to the country’s e-commerce market, while providing the former with much-needed capital.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

US Lawmakers See TikTok as China’s Tool, Even as It Distances Itself From Beijing

US Lawmakers See TikTok as China’s Tool, Even as It Distances Itself From Beijing

By Didi Tang
A new bill threatens the app’s survival and casts a spotlight on the quandary that many private Chinese companies have found themselves in.

How Will Chinese Investors Navigate Indonesia’s Post-election Risks?

How Will Chinese Investors Navigate Indonesia’s Post-election Risks?

By Ahmad Syarif
Chinese firms, which have established good relations with President Joko Widodo's cabinet, are quietly putting out feelers ahead of the changeover of administration.
Indonesia to Require Digital Platforms to Pay for Media Content, President Says

Indonesia to Require Digital Platforms to Pay for Media Content, President Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The policy is the latest instance in which Jakarta has flexed its regulatory muscles against the big foreign tech firms.

Malaysia to Probe Social Media Firms For ‘Blocking’ Pro-Palestine Content

Malaysia to Probe Social Media Firms For ‘Blocking’ Pro-Palestine Content

By Sebastian Strangio
Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil's warning comes two weeks after he blamed TikTok for failing to remove defamatory or misleading content from its platform.

Is China Killing Its Fledgling Golden Geese?

Is China Killing Its Fledgling Golden Geese?

By Jeremiah May
The East Asian countries that escaped the middle income trap did so on the backs of strong private enterprises. China is hamstringing its own corporate giants.

Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese-owned short video app has hit a number of recent roadblocks in its bid to expand its Southeast Asian operations.
Indonesia’s ‘Losers’ Reshape Policy as TikTok Exits Online Retail

Indonesia’s ‘Losers’ Reshape Policy as TikTok Exits Online Retail

By Rania Teguh
For all its short-term benefits, such protectionism will not benefit the country's economy in the long run.

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