According to the latest news released by Reuters, U.S. President Trump has signed an executive order to block a variety of payment and business applications from China.
Trump still uses the so-called security as an excuse to block, Trump said that these applications may collect personal information of American citizens and endanger the national security of the United States.
Not only payment applications were blocked this time, but even business software such as CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, and WPS Office was also named and blocked by Trump.
In this regard, Trump said that after U.S. citizens install these applications, individuals on smartphones, tablets, or computers may be “controlled” by developers.
Trump, who has lost the election, is about to leave the White House, but before officially leaving office, Trump is using his power to suppress Chinese companies.
Trump has previously blocked companies such as Huawei, SMIC, and DJI. Trump hopes to block more Chinese companies before handing over the rights to the US President.
The applications that were blocked this time are very inexplicable. Alipay and WeChat Pay have been named by Trump before, and these are all financial applications.
However, it is unbelievable that Trump has even blocked such things as CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, and WPSOffice. After all, this software is just a very ordinary business application.
The executive order signed by Trump is mainly for the US Department of Commerce, which requires the US Department of Commerce to take actions within 45 days, including removing these apps.
The main thing is to remove these apps from the Apple and Google stores in the United States. Trump said this is a necessary action to protect the privacy of Americans.
What is interesting is that Trump’s executive order may have limited effectiveness in some respects, because all of these blocked applications can be sued in court.