TikTok founder Zhang Yiming told his employees in an email that the Americans wanted to shut down the Chinese app because it was successful there.
Although disapproving of the forced sale of part of its activities to an American player like MicrosoftZhang Yming also said he probably wouldn’t have a choice. He said, however, that he did not think this option was serious. “It’s not their goal, or even what they want. Their real goal is to achieve a complete ban ”, he said.
In another letter, the boss of ByteDance announced that he was exploring all possibilities to resolve this growing confrontation with Washington but no decision was made.
For its part, the China Daily reports that the Chinese government will not agree to the transaction imposed by the United States. Beijing would threaten retaliatory action if necessary.