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TikTok ponders HQ in London after Donald Trump’s hostility

Video app’s owner ByteDance already has 800 of its European workforce in UK and Ireland

The Chinese firm behind the TikTok video app is weighing up plans to open a headquarters in London, with Boris Johnson reportedly prepared to risk Donald Trump’s anger by rolling out the red carpet for the company.

The US president has been openly hostile to TikTok, amid widespread concern in the country about Chinese companies’ ties to the Communist party and the risk posed to customers’ personal information.

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