Los Angeles — WeChat users who download the Chinese app for personal or business communications will not be targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that will prohibit using the app for some transactions, the US said.

The US commerce department plans to clarify by September 20 which transactions will be prohibited. But it does not intend to define “the relevant transactions in such a way that would impose criminal or civil liability on such users”, according to a government filing on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco...

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