Apple Inc., Ford Motor Co., Walmart Inc., and Walt Disney Co. were among those represented in the call in which they expressed their anxiety that competitiveness in China may be undermined by the order. As planned, the new presidential executive order will take effect next month, banning U.S. companies from "any transaction that is related to WeChat."
Apple has spent years building China into a 44 billion U.S. dollars growth driver. In the second quarter of 2020, the company's revenue from the Chinese market accounted for over 15 percent of its total.
"Seeing Chinese investment go through the door, I think it is definitely going to slow down, and they are definitely going to think twice, and I think unfortunately for America, that a lot of the investment may actually go to Europe instead.” 据朝中社报道，朝鲜劳动党第七届中央委员会第十六次政治局会议8月13日举行，朝鲜劳动党委员长金正恩主持会议。
In the U.S., WeChat app downloads in the U.S. rose by 41 percent in a six-day average from the week prior to the U.S. ban announced last Thursday, and QQ downloads have tripled in the past week, according to data from Sensor Tower.
More users in the United States downloaded chat app WeChat and another Tencent-owned chat app, QQ, after President Donald Trump threatened to ban WeChat, according to Sensor Tower data on Thursday.