TikTok and WeChat's Strategic Response

Dear Patrons and Friends of China BIG Idea:

US President Trump signed executive orders on Thursday night, banning U.S. transactions with Chinese tech firms Tencent and ByteDance.

It remains unclear what specifically constitutes a “transaction”, or the impacts to the US companies that Tencent invests in.

We raise one question for our readers in this weekend thread:

What would be the best strategic response for Tencent and Bytedance now?

We encourage all comments and have a great weekend!