This story is part of , CNET's series explores the nation's technological ambitions.
, an app famous for short, quirky videos, is facing political heat because of its relationship with China.
US President Donald Trump has stepped up his campaign against the short-form video application and is said to be willing to order Chinese parent company. according to Bloomberg. Microsoft is reporting interest in app purchases, according to The New York Times. (Microsoft declined to comment and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.). Orders can arrive on Friday afternoon,