WeChat US Ban Cuts Off Users Link to Families in China
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US President Donald Trump’s ban on transactions using popular Chinese messaging app WeChat will cut ties to families and attack on titan recon corps z2651 iphone xr coque goldufoa2384 friends in China, millions of users in the United States fear, as they become the latest casualties coque iphone 6 boss sushicube33368 in coque mous iphone 6 s sushicube32306 the standoff between the two nations.
WeChat, owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, is popular among Chinese coque iphone 6 silicone spigen commandokieffer35033 students, expats and some Americans who have personal or business relationships in China. Most popular messaging apps in the United States, including coque iphone 6 avec oreille commandokieffer35729 Facebook Messenger , Whatsapp and Telegram have been blocked in China.
“I came to the US for free access to information. coque miroir pour iphone 6 commandokieffer31220 I feel I’m targeted by Trump,” said Tingru Nan, a Chinese graduate student at the University of Delaware. “I’m living in constant fear now thinking I might get disconnected with friends and families.”
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The ban will cut off far more than the up to 6 million Chinese people who live in the United States. In the past three months, WeChat has had an average of 19 million daily active users in the United States, according to analytics attack on titan coque iphone 6 coqueiphone128536 firms Apptopia.
Expats, who are adept at working around oppressive firewalls in their home country, coool coque iphone 6 coqueiphone132543 are preparing backup plans while in America.
Some WeChat users have started to coque fc barcelone iphone 6 commandokieffer31940 share backup contacts for a limited number of apps that are still available in China, including Microsoft Corp’s Skype and LinkedIn.
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Others plan to do what they do at home to get around the “Great Firewall,” as the blockade of foreign apps in China is known, by using virtual private networks (VPN) that mask a user’s identity on a public network.
“When in China I need to use VPN to make Gmail and Instagram work. I’ve never imagined that I need to do similar things in the US,” said Tao Lei, a Philadelphia based rainbow glitter coque iphone 6 coqueiphone142886 tech coque iphone 6 pailettes commandokieffer34331 worker.
Allison Chan, a Chinese American in Florida, uses a VPN every time she visits China to access US sites like Facebook, Google and Twitter, which have been blocked by the Chinese government.
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“After the 45 day period is up, I’ll experiment with it and ouran highschool host club z0659 iphone 11 coque goldufoa12732 see if we can still use WeChat,” Chan said.
She said WeChat has been a major tool for her and her parents to communicate with her grandparents in China.
“I understood the argument about security, but for me, it was more about how I’m going to talk to my family,” Chan said. “My parents are worried about my grandparents because their health has bugs and honey bunny fishing housse de coussin been declining and they want to get constant updates about them.”
Some Chinese expats in America worry that this is only the latest salvo in a worsening US China new york rangers z3100 iphone xr coque goldufoa12050 relationship.
“My parents are more worried than me when they saw the news,” said Yun Li, a User Experience (UX) designer in Boston who is from Guangdong, China. “They also asked me to seriously consider moving back to China given the current political environment,” she added.
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