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Beijing authority gets Bytedance application for tech export licence - ministry

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China's Ministry of Commerce said the Beijing commerce authority has received ByteDance's application for a technology export license.

BEIJING, Sept 24 (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said the Beijing commerce authority has received ByteDance's application for a technology export license.

Ministry spokesman Gao Feng made the remarks at an online news conference on Thursday.

ByteDance is racing to seal a deal with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc that it hopes will end U.S. government plans to ban its TikTok video-streaming app on security grounds.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; editing by John Stonestreet)

((Gabriel.Crossley@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 5669 2127;))

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