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WeChat app displayed on an iPhone / Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

A San Francisco judge on Saturday ordered a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s efforts to ban usage of the Chinese messaging app in the country.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California sided with a group of U.S.-based WeChat users in delaying the implementation of the Department of Commerce’s orders to remove WeChat from the U.S. app stores.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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