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’

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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