President Donald Trump is clearly setting his sights on more Chinese companies, possibly including technology conglomerate Alibaba, following the actions of his administration against Bytdance Tickcock and Huawei.
At a press conference, Trump was asked if he was considering a ban against more Chinese companies, including Alibaba. “Well, we’re looking at other things, yes,” the president answered, Reuters reported.
According to the Financial Times, the White House did not provide further clarification about the president’s remarks, but it comes as Trump’s relationship with China is souring blame for the COVID-19 epidemic and the spread of alleged national security threats. Chinese Communist Party.
has reached out to Alibaba for comments on the subject, including whether the company has received any communication from the US government about possible actions. We will update this article as soon as we hear back.
Trump vs Chinese Companies
The Trump administration has previously gone after ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app Tiktok and smartphone maker Huawei. Trump on Friday issued an executive order stating that Bytdance has been given 90 days to sell TickTock’s US assets, and to destroy all user data acquired by the app and its predecessor, Musically. Is also required. Meanwhile, the temporary license allowing some US companies to do business with Huawei has expired, possibly affecting the support that Google provides to Huawei’s Android-powered smartphones.
It remains to be seen whether the current administration will actually target other Chinese companies in national elections, as Trump wants to hold his post against former Vice President Joe Biden.