Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Chinese internet users think Beijing is helping TikTok out with its new rules controlling tech exports

  • New restrictions on tech exports could grant Beijing a say in any overseas sale of TikTok, adding new uncertainties to its future
  • Patriotic netizens, who called ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming a traitor for trying to sell TikTok, applaud Beijing for helping the company ‘maintain decency’

Topic |   China technology
Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance, poses in Palo Alto, California, US, March 4, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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