WeChat users in the U.S. rushed to install the app before it could disappear from the app stores. They have also turned to QQ, as the ban did not specifically cover this product.
"Seeing Chinese investment go through the door, I think it is definitely going to slow down, and they are definitely going to think twice, and I think unfortunately for America, that a lot of the investment may actually go to Europe instead.” 大众网·海报新闻记者 贺辉 赵鹏程 抚州报道
Some Chinese immigrants and expats worry losing access to the popular WeChat could cut off contact with family and friends in China.
Bryant also cautioned against a disruption in cross-border investment, as her company helps bring in investment from around the world, especially China.