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Selected editorial excerpts from the Asia-Pacific press:TIKTOK EARLY DIPLOMATIC TEST FOR SUGA (China Daily, Beijing)With the United States now adopting an all-country approach to blunt China’s technological edge globally, it is no surprise that Beijing-based ByteDance has been under constant threat from Washington to divest its popular video-sharing app TikTok in the U.S. on the grounds of personal data concerns. Washington has threatened to ban the app in the U.S. by Sunday if ByteDance refuses to give TikTok up in a deal that is nothing but an act of extortion.Other countries are now followi…

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