Top EXPOSED – TikTok Investor Funds Chinese Communist Party-Linked Artificial Intelligence Program

A TOP INVESTOR IN TIKTOK COMES FROM IS A CHINA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM WITH DEEP CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY TIES, COUNTING INVESTMENTS WORTH BILLIONS INTO ENTITIES INCLUDING CHINESE GOVERNMENT-RUN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROJECTS AND COMPANIES DESIGNATED “TOOLS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT” BY THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT. 

TikTok is set to be banned by the Trump administration for hemorrhaging data to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and censoring content contra CCP narratives.

And TikTok parent company ByteDance’s financial backing from Hillhouse Capital Group, which the National Pulse can reveal, only serves to vindicate those who view the app as a CCP proxy.

Headquartered in Beijing and founded by Chinese national and Hong Kong government advisory board member Zhang Lei, Hillhouse manages a $50 billion dollar portfolio including American companies Zoom, Facebook, and Amazon. Also tucked in their portfolio are CCP-linked companies Tencent and Alibaba.

Full story: https://thenationalpulse.com/news/tiktok-ccp-investor/

China warns Japan a TikTok ban would affect relations..

Media reports say China has warned Japan that a placing a ban on ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok would have a “large impact” on bilateral relations. | AP

 

China has warned Japan that banning ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok would have a “large impact” on bilateral relations, broadcaster TBS reported Friday, citing unnamed Japanese government sources.

A group of lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided to push for steps to restrict the app over concerns people’s data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government, local media reported.

The foreign ministry was not immediately available to comment. The government has not said it is considering banning the app.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday a sweeping ban on transactions with Beijing-based ByteDance even as Microsoft Corp. is in negotiations to acquire the app, escalating tensions between the two countries.

Full story: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/08/07/business/corporate-business/china-japan-tiktok-ban/

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