Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 19 Jul 2020

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 19 Jul 2020

TikTok scraps UK HQ plan amid China tensions

The social media firm TikTok, which has links to the Chinese state, has broken off talks to open a global headquarters in Britain and create 3,000 jobs, due to economic tensions between London and Beijing. Meanwhile, The Observer says the British government privately told tech giant Huawei that it was being banned from Britain’s 5G telecoms network partly for “geopolitical” reasons following pressure from Donald Trump.

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