ByteDance owned TikTok is currently caught up between the battle of China and the US. The company has filed a report to chinese government regarding the approval of the deal with Oracle and Walmart.
Tiktok is currently looking to avoid the ban which is set to be imposed on itself on the coming weekend which has already been delayed once by 7 days.
The report has been filed because of the restrictions China imposed around 3 weeks back regarding the export of technology of china-based apps which stated that any kind of transactions that are related to the export of chinese technology would require a government permit as it is a matter of national economic security.
Initially, the deal between TikTok & Oracle had received a blessing from Trump but the disagreement between the two nations is creating more difficulties for the short-videos app.
According to the Trump administration, the major portion of the company’s stake is to be owned by Oracle and Walmart. But clearing the rumours that Tiktok Global would be an american-based company, ByteDance recently said in a statement that Tiktok Global would be its own 100% owned subsidiary.
But Oracle on the other hand posted a contradictory statement saying that majority ownership of TikTok would be in American hands. Oracle said that ByteDance’s ownership of TikTok would be distributed to ByteDance’s investors, and the TikTok Global would include no stake of the Beijing-based firm.
Oracle and Walmart have also posted a joint statement stating that out of 5 directors, 4 of the directors will be American in TikTok Global.