WORLD Trump bans transactions with Alipay and seven other Chinese apps: report

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Trump bans transactions with Alipay and seven other Chinese apps: report

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08:38, January 06, 2021

Logos of the eight apps barred by the Trump administration. (Photo: CGTN)

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, Reuters reported citing a senior administration official.

Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay and WPS Office are on the list.

The executive order will come into force in 45 days, just weeks after President-elect Joe Biden assumes charge of the White House.

A senior administration official cited by Reuters said the order and its implementation have not been discussed with the "potential incoming Biden administration."

Trump's previous efforts barring transactions with WeChat and TikTok were blocked by federal judges.

The Trump administration last November unveiled an executive order barring U.S. investments in Chinese companies that it claims to be owned or controlled by "the Chinese military."

A pack of Chinese companies has been removed from indexes compiled by MSCI, S&P Dow Jones Global Indices and FTSE Russell out of the order.

The U.S. Department of Commerce on December 21 added 103 entities, including 58 Chinese and 45 Russian companies, to a "military end user" list, aiming to restrict them from buying a wide range of U.S. goods and technology.

The latest restriction comes just a weekend after the U.S. added dozens of Chinese firms, including chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp and drone producer SZ DJI Technology, to its "entity list."

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