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On Friday, the US Commerce Department said that Trump's executive order was going to block US users from downloading TikTok starting from September 20 and was going to ban the use of the app in the US from November 12. 

US bans TikTok and WeChat: "If the US insists on going its own way, the Chinese side will take necessary measures to firmly safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese companies," a report in South China Morning post said.

The department said the actions will “protect users in the US by eliminating access to these applications and significantly reducing their functionality.”

The US has sanctioned several high-ranking Chinese government officials in connection to the human rights violations of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. 

The Indian app developers seized the moment and stepped up to meet the rising demand by providing a few Indian alternatives to the creators.

ByteDance's founder and CEO Yiming Zhang said in a separate letter that the company was "moving quickly to find resolutions to the issues that we face globally, particularly in the U.S. and India."

It is worth noting that Reliance Industries raised capital worth Rs 1,52,056 crore in the midst of a pandemic, by selling over 33% stake in its Reliance Jio platforms to partners such as Google and Facebook.

China and the US are at loggerheads on a variety of issues including Hong Kong national security law, the South China Sea, coronavirus and trade.

Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such as by vowing to ban short-video app TikTok from the United States.

According to a report, Reliance and ByteDance, parent company of TikTok, have held discussions over it but nothing final or official has yet come out.