Apple Inc., Ford Motor Co., Walmart Inc., and Walt Disney Co. were among those represented in the call in which they expressed their anxiety that competitiveness in China may be undermined by the order. As planned, the new presidential executive order will take effect next month, banning U.S. companies from "any transaction that is related to WeChat."
Some Chinese immigrants and expats worry losing access to the popular WeChat could cut off contact with family and friends in China.
Other participants in the call included Procter & Gamble Co, Intel Corp, MetLife Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Morgan Stanley, United Parcel Service Inc, Merck & Co Inc and Cargill Inc.
Apple will be put into a very difficult situation if it is forced to remove WeChat from its App Store.
Some users said they planned to access WeChat in the U.S. using a virtual private network (VPN).
"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.” “港版国安法”公布后，特区政府雷霆行动，近期更是逮捕了反对派大头目黎智英。此外，第七届立法会宣布推迟1年选举，反对派人士借机炒作，抹黑政府打压反对派、剥夺民众投票权利，与外国干涉势力里应外合，美国更是以此为借口制裁部分政府官员。