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Trump signals he may pursue more Chinese companies after TikTok

US president says he is ‘looking at’ further punitive measures against other groups, including Alibaba

US Donald Trump says that he is considering taking action against more Chinese companies, including Alibaba, one day after he ordered ByteDance to divest TikTok’s operations in the US within 90 days.

Asked whether he was contemplating punitive action against more Chinese companies, such as the ecommerce giant Alibaba, Mr Trump replied: “We’re looking at other things, yes we are.”

The White House did not provide any explanation about the comment. But it comes as Mr Trump increasingly takes aim at China, which he blames for the spread of coronavirus, ahead of the US presidential election.

As well as the ByteDance order, the US president on Friday ended a waiver that had allowed some US companies to continue selling goods to Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment firm that the US believes spies for Beijing.

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