ByteDance in talks with US to avoid selling TikTok, says report

CHINESE internet giant ByteDance is in talks with American authorities about ways it might avoid having to sell its US operations, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

TikTok has been at the centre of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing, and President Donald Trump gave Americans a deadline to stop doing business with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance – effectively compelling a sale of the app to a US company.