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  • China's ByteDance cutting the size of its 2000 plus India team and is unsure when it will make a comeback, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday.

  • Months after India banned its popular TikTok video app.

  • Wednesday's cuts came after India decided to retain the ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps over concerns about compliance and privacy.

  • The ban dates from last year, when political tension between the neighbors rose over their disputed border.

  • We initially hoped that this situation would be short lived. We find that that has not been the case, ByteDance wrote in the memo, which was seen by Reuters.

  • The memo said the team couldn't stay fully staffed while the app was banned, with no word on when that will change.

  • It didn't specify how many people would lose their jobs.

  • Before the ban, India was one of TikTok's largest markets, and ByteDance in 2019 had laid out plans to invest $1 billion in India.

  • At the time of last year's ban the Indian government described the apps as prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, following a skirmish with Chinese troops on the Himalayan border.

China's ByteDance cutting the size of its 2000 plus India team and is unsure when it will make a comeback, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/05
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