Bryant also cautioned against a disruption in cross-border investment, as her company helps bring in investment from around the world, especially China.
"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.”
Apple will be put into a very difficult situation if it is forced to remove WeChat from its App Store.
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.
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."