TECH CRUNCH - Sep 24 - The September 20 deadline for a TikTok sale has already passed, but the parties involved have yet to settle terms on the deal. Oracle and Walmart presented conflicting messages on the future ownership of the app, confusing investors and users. Meanwhile, Beijing's discontent with the TikTok sale is increasingly obvious. China has no reason to approve the "dirty" and "unfair" deal that allows Oracle and Walmart to effectively take over TikTok based on "bullying and extortion," slammed an editorial published in China Daily. The editorial argued that TikTok's success has apparently made Washington feel uneasy and prompted the U.S. to use national security as the pretext to ban the app. Beijing has already modified a set of export rules to complicate the potential TikTok deal, restricting the sale of certain AI-technologies to foreign companies.