Who Would be Affected If WeChat is Blocked
- On September 29, 2020
- WeChat, wechat ban
The U.S. government issued a statement prohibiting U.S. companies from conducting commercial transactions with WeChat and TikTok, including U.S. companies providing services through WeChat “for the purpose of transferring funds or processing payments within the United States.”
Once the WeChat ban takes effect, at least four types of people will be affected to varying degrees.
First, WeChat is blocked in the United States, and American users will no longer be able to use WeChat, which covers mainly major Chinese in the United States.
Secondly, it is hard to say whether Chinese traveling to the United States can use WeChat in the United States. The high probability is that WeChat can no longer be used. This will cause great inconvenience to Chinese traveling in the United States.
In addition, the more influential US companies are using WeChat Pay for settlement, because Chinese people can no longer use WeChat Pay in the United States.
Also, and the most significant impact you may still be Apple mobile phone users. According to this regulation, in the United States, Apple mobile phones cannot use WeChat, because WeChat is required to be removed from the US app store.
If WeChat is completely blocked in the United States, WeChat users in the United States will not be able to use WeChat to communicate, not to read WeChat official account articles, not to use WeChat to pay, not to forward links, etc.