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On WeChat, Peng Shuai put up a photo featuring Winnie the Pooh in the background

Was Peng Shuai’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ selfie a distress signal? Social media users obsess over it

Peng last week uploaded a series of photos on WeChat, including one with Winnie The Pooh in the background. The cartoon character is used as a derogatory nickname for President Xi.
File photo of Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.- Jack Ma | Bloomberg

Jack Ma’s Ant Group raises IPO valuation target by at least 12% to $280 billion

Despite the US headwinds, Jack Ma’s Ant is moving ahead with what could be the world’s largest IPO, with same-day listings in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

Trump’s WeChat curbs halted by judge on free speech concerns for Chinese-speaking Americans

TikTok Inc. and the WeChat users’ group have said Trump is trying to bolster his re-election chances by attacking China and Chinese companies.
US NSA Robert O'Brien

Trump’s security advisor defends ban on Tik Tok, WeChat as move against ‘aggressive China’

The US banned TikTok and WeChat from 20 September, marking them as prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US from 20 September

In August, Trump had signed an executive order to ban TikTok and WeChat by 15 September unless the ownership of the two Chinese companies changed to American.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

TikTok and WeChat have taken Chinese-style censorship to rest of the world, study says

These findings may lend ammunition to the Trump administration, which banned TikTok and WeChat after accusing them of bending to China's will in censoring content.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

US WeChat users want to see proof it is a security risk as Trump claimed to ban it

The US is arguing the group isn’t entitled to any evidence as the executive order has no legal effect on them & courts can’t review national security determinations by the president.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

US is working on rules on how bans on TikTok, WeChat will be implemented

Whether the restrictions will apply just to US transactions or also extend to operations globally, could cut into sales across a wide swath of American business.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

With WeChat ban, Trump brings Cold War with China into a billion homes

The decision spurred alarm on Chinese social media, with WeChat users in US posting contact information so friends and family could reach them if the app disappeared.

Trump piles the pressure on China, signs order to ban TikTok and WeChat

Trump cites national security risk for his order to ban the apps in 45 days. The move coincides with his push for the sale of TikTok's US business.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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