Former President Donald Trump has signed a numbe of executive orders that targeted to limit, if not to completely erase, the influence of the Chinese market on the United States of America. The ongoing “silent” rivalry between the Land of the Free and the Land of the Sleeping Giant has been heating up when the ex-POTUS made it clear that he would ensure the US domination in spite of China’s efforts to claim the top spot as the strongest economy in the world.
One of the most controversial anti-Chinese move made by Trump is to ban the Chinese-owned social media apps Tiktok and WeChat in the United States, which was met with mixed reactions among the American people. There were some who understood the then-president’s decision, as they believe that Trump was only wary of the potential of these apps being used for Chinese espionage, or something like a silent Chinese propaganda spreading across the nation.
However, some Americans think that this move by Trump might be too much, as people were being deprived of the service or experience offered by these apps, no matter where these apps came from.
Biden’s Move To Drop Ban On Tiktok And WeChat Does Not Mean We Are Letting Our Guards Down
As President Joe Biden assumed the presidency this year, he has been starting the undo almost everything that Trump did that caused quite as stir over the last 4 years, one of them dropping the ban on Tiktok and WeChat. As expected, this decision by the POTUS was also met with mixed reactions, although the most apparent concern among the Americans about this is that President Biden might be going too soft on his stance with the Chinese. There are some who thought that former President Trump was more staunch in defending the country against possible Chinese intervention, as Trump had stayed true to his promise of making America the top priority above everthing or everyone else during his political campaigns.
As per the president’s camp, this decision is not a sign that the US government is letting its guard down for anything that the Chinese might potentially do to cause harm in our economy, or in our way of living in general. It’s just that these apps are more of a source of entertainment and are supposed to bring convenience to the American people, especially during this time of pandemic. In a way, Biden has a point here because we only want what is best for all of us, and if we can benefit from these apps, like how much we benefit a lot from F95zone, then why do we have to entirely keep ourselves from using them?
If anything, there will be strict monitoring of the activities being done in Tiktok and WeChat, and we will be assured that there will be nothing strange happening.